The Pacific Ocean made its annual dump of microplastic onto the beach in Manzanita & Neahkeahnie this winter. Now it's up to us to remove as much as possible for a cleaner and safer beach.
This year's cleanup teams are already assembled. Sea Turtles Forever is leading the effort. Our crews are made up of Catlin Gable School seniors on their senior trip, West Tualatin View Elementary's green team, New Seasons Market staff, and volunteers that will on vacation and join in during the event.
The dates are set. June 8 - June 10, 2019.
Now for funding this effort. To coordinate this event and to clean the beach effectively, paid staff and good equipment is a must. $1,600 will pay our staff for 1.5 of the three days, (Grant money is covering the other 1.5 days), and buy two toolkits for Manzanita. These toolkits are the beginning of a tool collection that will stay in Manzanita for future cleanups.
To learn more about the microplastic issue and the cleanup method, please watch the short video linked to this campaign.
The ocean, the beach, and all of its inhabitants thank you.