Stay Eat Events Weather Beaches

Oregon Coast Groups Call for Post-Fireworks Cleanup Volunteers on July 5

Published 07/01/23 at 4:31 p.m.
y Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

Oregon Coast Groups Call for Post-Fireworks Cleanup Volunteers on July 5

Latest Coastal Lodging News Alerts
In Seaside:
Includes exclusive listings; some specials in winter
In Cannon Beach:
Includes rentals not listed anywhere else
In Manzanita, Wheeler, Rockaway Beach:
Some specials for winter
In Pacific City, Oceanside:
Some specials for winter
In Lincoln City:
Some specials for winter
In Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach:
Some specials for winter
In Newport:
Look for some specials
In Waldport
Some specials for winter
In Yachats, Florence
Some specials for winter
Southern Oregon Coast Hotels / Lodgings
Reedsport to Brookings, places to stay; winter deals

(Oregon Coast) – Every year, hundreds of thousands of people hit the Oregon coast on the 4th of July – even more if you count the riverbanks and parks around the state. After each of these celebrations, there's a lot of cleanup to do. Tons of fireworks debris, always harmful, litters the state's waterways and green spaces. (Above: fireworks at Waldport; Oregon Coast Beach Connection).

Because of this, SOLVE is putting together a statewide cleanup effort on the fifth of July, especially along the Oregon coast. They're putting out a call for volunteers for the day after the big ruckus, with numerous cleanups scheduled for the northern half of the Oregon coast, from Waldport up to Seaside.

There are none on that day for the south Oregon coast, but one is held in Gold Beach on July 8.

“With more volunteers, we can make an even bigger impact. A clean beach is a happy beach,” said SOLVE.

As summertime descends in earnest on Oregon beaches, SOLVE said the ocean and rivers beckon. It makes for a perfect time to reflect on what these natural amenities mean.

“We look forward to all the fun we are going to have and positive impacts that we will make through the numerous events already lined up on our calendar,” SOLVE said.

The largest grouping of cleanup events happens in Lincoln County, put together by the Newport chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. Most happen from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and advance registration is encouraged.

Visit to find a cleanup near you.

They can be found:

“The Fourth of July holiday and the days surrounding it contribute so much litter and marine debris to Oregon’s beaches that the fifth of July has now been declared the dirtiest beach day of the year,” Surfrider said. “The debris from fireworks and other festivities can end up in the ocean, entangling wildlife and harming them when mistaken for food.”

Oregon Coast Hotels for this event - South Coast Hotels - Where to eat - Maps - Virtual Tours


More About Oregon Coast hotels, lodging.....

More About Oregon Coast Restaurants, Dining.....

Coastal Spotlight

Andre' GW Hagestedt is editor, owner and primary photographer / videographer of Oregon Coast Beach Connection, an online publication that sees over 1 million pageviews per month. He is also author of several books about the coast.

LATEST Related Oregon Coast Articles

Quiet Yet Hot Little U.S. Travel Destination: Rockaway Beach on N. Oregon Coast
Now, it's still seven miles of captivating beaches, often full of solitude

What Not to Do on Oregon Coast: Small Beaches During Big Tides, Video
Just about every year it happens somewhere along Oregon's coast. Weather, beach safety

Extremely Rare Fin Whale Strands on Oregon Coast: Attacked by Orcas, Stuck in...
Further updates on fin whale. Sciences

Ten Truly Fire Spring Break Stretches of Oregon Coast
Something different at Manzanita, Depoe Bay, Oceanside, Newport, Yachats, Florence, more

Romance of the South Oregon Coast: From Sand to Soaring Clifftops
The wooing and wowing at Bandon, Coos Bay, Gold Beach, Brookings, Reedsport. Travel tips

Oregon Coast Fin Whale Update: Sick, Weathered Orca Attack, Fishing Gear
A rare find, attacked by orcas, fishing gear, and very sick. Marine sciences

UPDATED: A Rare Stranding on Oregon Coast, Fin Whale Washes Up Near Seaside
About 40 feet, it washed up at Gearhart

April 2024 Partial Solar Eclipse Coming to Oregon Coast, Washington Coast
On April 8, between 11:20 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., in and around 23 percent. Sciences

Back to Oregon Coast

Contact Advertise on Oregon Coast Beach Connection
All Content, unless otherwise attributed, copyright Oregon Coast Beach Connection. Unauthorized use or publication is not permitted