Annual Oregon beach cleanup Saturday

Published On: Sep 25 2013 11:53:56 AM PDT
Warrenton, OR -

Thousands of Oregonians are expected to hit beaches and riversides on Saturday for the annual fall litter clean-up.

It's organized by the SOLVE nonprofit organization and supported by the Oregon Lottery as part of the International Coastal Cleanup. More than 100 cleanup and watershed restoration projects are planed across the state.

The Daily Astorian reports the goal is to pick up litter before rains wash the debris into waterways.

Last year, more than 4,400 volunteers picked up more than 32 tons of debris.