Partnerships to enhance education and awareness about the importance of the rivers of Ocean Blue’s State of Oregon Chapter. Oregonian’s value of our rivers can not be overstated, with each river providing drinking water for millions of people along their rolling journey to One World Ocean. The rivers of Oregon include the Willamette River, the Deschutes River, and the Columbia River, all of which Ocean Blue will be making an impact on for the water quality of threatened and endangered fish and invertebrate species as well as for the health of people across the great state of Oregon.
Governor Kate Brown supports Oregon ocean nonprofit by signing the Annual Oregon Coast Cleanup and Awareness Day proclamation shortly after Ocean Blue proposed the proclamation last year. We will be cleaning beaches starting in Astoria, Oregon before closing our 2018 Oregon Beach Cleanup Tour in Brookings, Oregon. Ocean Blue works with over 1,200 volunteers and hosts 40 service learning projects each year. We plan to keep up this level of impact for the next five years in order to continue making a difference for Oregon’s streams, rivers, beaches, and One World Ocean. We will also be hosting 8 site tours to investors and businesses to obtain more investors for future River Restoration and Wildlife Enhancement projects.
Read more information about the proclamation and how Kate Brown/Ocean Blue main goal is to promote awareness that brings all nonprofits together making larger impact for our coastal beaches in the State of Oregon. We are all working towards a cleaner environment so why not work together over trying to do it all as one nonprofit.
Join the Annual Oregon Coast Cleanup and Awareness Day Proclamation Cleanup!
Oregon Governor Kate Brown Supports local Ocean Oregon Nonprofit
Annual Coast Clean Up and Awareness Day occurs annually on April 23rd, marking the date of the Clean Up and Awareness Day of the Oregon Beaches on April 19, 2017.
Established to raise awareness about the value of wetlands for humanity and the planet, Annual Coast Awareness Day was celebrated for the first time in April 23, 2017 and with over 300 volunteers taking part.
Each. Year. government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and groups of citizens at all levels of the community, have taken advantage of the opportunity to undertake actions aimed at raising public awareness of our coastal beach values and benefits.
Some of these benefits include: biologically diverse ecosystems that provide habitat for many species, serve as buffers on the coast against storms and flooding, and naturally filter water by breaking down or transforming harmful pollutants and a major attractions to locals and tourist alike.
With over 60% of all people living in coastal cities and with over 70% percent of the world being water its time to act now to make the improvements needed.
Richard Arterbury would like to see plastic bags on Coastal Cities charge .5 cents per plastic bag and all funds going into the clean up of plastic bags fund.
He also mention a few nonprofits are spending donations on Plastic bags to market their name with logos printed on plastic bags. I'm not sure how cleaning up the beach with plastic bags can be thought of as education and this should be stopped today. If you donate to a nonprofit that buys plastic bags to market please ask them to stop spending your donations on plastic bags!
To find out more about how you can clean up a beach or volunteer with Ocean Blue Project you can email the outreach team at Volunteer@OceanBlueproject.org
All Nonprofits To Join Hands and Work Together!
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