We hope you are well and staying safe! BIG has been invited by SEA/SOLVE to participate in a special “Beach Cleanup” celebrating Earth Day on April 17th, 2021. We hope to see you there!
Here is a detailed description of the event as shared by Bruce Williams:

SEA/SOLVE Bandon Area Beach Cleanups April 17 for Earth Day

Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) will be conducting beach cleanups as part of the SOLVE Oregon Spring Cleanup for Earth Day on April 17th from 10:00am to 1:00pm.  Bandon’s effort is being organized by Jon Schmidt (SOLVE) and being led locally by Mary Garrett (SEA Board Member), who will serve as the SOLVE Beach Captain at the gazebo in Bandon’s City Park. 

WHAT – Beach Cleanups

WHEN – Saturday April 17, 2021 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

WHERE – Cleanups will take place at multiple locations (see two OPTIONS below)

OPTION #1 – Bandon-Area Beaches – Cleanups on local beaches are being led by Mary Garrett.  Meeting place is the gazebo at Bandon’s City Park.

OPTION #2 – Cape Blanco State Park – Located about 25 miles south of Bandon, cleanup there will be led by Bruce Williams (bewilliams16@gmail.com) and will start at 10:00 am as well.  Meeting place is the beach access parking lot on the south side of Cape Blanco.  Contact Bruce for directions if necessary.

HOW TO SIGN UP – There is a single location for pre-registration for either option, the SOLVE website at


If you are interested in the Cape Blanco cleanup, please pre-register on the SOLVE website and also contact Bruce Williams at the above email address so he will know who and how many volunteers to expect.  It will not be necessary to contact Mary Garrett is you plan to join the Bandon-area cleanup; simply show up at the gazebo in City Park.

All COVID guidelines will be followed regarding social distancing, wearing masks when social distancing isn’t practical (as in the parking lots), avoiding carpooling other than with family members from the same household, washing hands, etc.

Below is a photo taken on the beach at Cape Blanco State Park in late March.  Cape Blanco is well-known as a “catcher beach”.

We hope to see you there! 

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