This month, residents of the state of Oregon are participating in a voluntary cleanup initiative. They are taking part in the annual Beach & Riverside Cleanup that is organized by SOLVE.
The Beach & Riverside Cleanup is a voluntary initiative to enhance waterways by removing rubbish and restoring habitats. The work will be done along the coast and along the river.
This weekend is reserved for the majority of the Beach and Riverside Cleanup initiatives.
SOLVE is an Oregon volunteer waterway habitat clean-up project that began in 1969 and has grown to become a national model for volunteer action since then. SOLVE was named after the Sustainable Oceans, Lands, and Waters Environment (SOLVE) program.
Volunteers are encouraged to acquire their own reusable gloves, buckets, and bags from SOLVE so that they may participate in initiatives that enhance the long-term viability of trash-cleaning activities.
According to SOLVE, more than 2.5 million pounds of trash and debris from the ocean have been gathered across the state of Oregon since the beginning of the event.
It is mentioned that trash that is thrown away in the streets eventually makes its way into sewer systems, which then contaminate rivers, which then become debris in the Pacific Ocean. SOLVE claims cigarette butts and microplastics are the most prevalent litter items, followed by plastic bags and Styrofoam. “Litter and marine waste represent a danger to our environment and vulnerable ocean ecosystems,” SOLVE adds.
The majority of the Beach and Riverside Cleanup efforts took place on September 17, which was designated as International Coastal Cleanup Day by the Ocean Conservancy.
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