Help for Tsunami Debris Cleanup Needed This Weekend on N. Oregon Coast
(Pacific City, Oregon) – An unusual amount of foam and plastic tsunami debris at the southern end of Pacific City is creating a call to arms of sorts, with a beach cleanup at Bob Straub State Park on July 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The special cleanup needs volunteers to help pick up a hefty amount of trash that has made landfall here on the Nestucca Spit, on the dividing line between the north Oregon coast and the central Oregon coast. (Above: Winema Beach, looking towards Cape Kiwanda and Haystack Rock)
Following the cleanup, which is part of the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, participants 21 and over are invited to a complimentary appreciation celebration at the Salishan Hotel for their time and efforts including a live performance by musician Joshua Radin.
Attendees should RSVP for the free event at http://www.beachrescue2012.com/.
The clean-up is sponsored by the Surfrider Foundation and the wine company Barefoot Wine, which is sponsoring a series of beach clean-ups around the U.S.
The park entrance is off Sunset Drive, 7760 Highway 101 North Pacific City, Oregon.
There is a complimentary roundtrip shuttle bus provided from Portland to the Oregon coast town. The bus departs from Sears Lloyd Center at 8:30 a.m. (park in Sears parking lot), 1260 Lloyd Center. Portland, Oregon. Shuttle departs at 8:30 a.m. and returns after the celebration. To RSVP for the shuttle bus, please email Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
The celebration happens about 25 miles south at 3 p.m. in Gleneden Beach, just south of Lincoln City, at the Salishan Resort Hotel. Joshua Radin, singer/songwriter who will play a mix of fan favorites from previous albums and songs off his new album, UNDERWATER, released July 31. Look for the Surfrider tent.
Call 212-679-6600 x261 for more information on the cleanup.
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