Join this celebrated community event that has been taking place biennially since 1999! Volunteers from near and far unite to remove trash from the Nehalem Bay Estuary and then celebrate at the ‘Sorting Pit’ with food and drink and friends. In 2022 we pulled over 2 tons of trash and hundreds of pounds of recyclables from the Estuary, including half a canoe, two refrigerators, a yoga mat and an entire boat! Let’s do it again!
Volunteer activities range from collecting debris, sorting materials, and helping with set-up and take down. This event is hosted by the Lower Nehalem Community Trust, Nehalem Bay Watershed Council and Heart of Cartm.
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When? Saturday, March 9th, 2024. Orientation Begins: 7:00 am
Cleanup: Starts immediately after orientation and runs no later than 1pm.
Celebrate: After you finish the cleanup, hang out at the sorting pit with food, family and friends. Get your warm chili in a commemorative mug!
Location: Wheeler Waterfront Park, Wheeler, OR
What we’ll do: During low tide we will work in groups by zone to walk or paddle the high tide lines to collect trash. Boats and trucks will then bring it back to the Wheeler Waterfront Park Boat Ramp to be sorted, counted, weighed, and disposed of. All ages welcome.
What to Expect: There are different cleanup zones around the estuary with different distances and terrain. Please consult the Zone Map to determine which zone is most appropriate for you. We have done our best to include opportunities for diverse abilities. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can help to accommodate your participation or answer any questions.
What to bring: Come prepared for a variable coastal weather conditions. Bring a water bottle, snack and something to carry it in while you’re out at your cleanup zone. Waterproof boots, work gloves and layers recommended. Your zone leader will carry safety and first aid equipment.
Partners and friends: Do you want to be more involved? Have a service or materials to donate? Have a boat and are willing to shuttle people and debris? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us: email@example.com.
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In a collaborative effort to raise awareness and take tangible steps towards conservation of the Nehalem Bay Estuary, four regional organizations call on you to participate in a Nehalem Estuary journey, which includes education, action and art!
EDUCATION: Into the Muck – Estuary Management, Monitoring, Restoration
Date: February 6th, doors @ 5:30, presentation @ 6pm. Location: NCRD Kitchen/Gallery, Nehalem
ACTION: Restoring our Estuary- Seed Bomb Making and Planting
Date: February 11th, 10am-Noon. Location: Alder Creek Farm, Nehalem
ART: Marine Debris Art Workshop for Families
Date: March 15th from1:00 – 6:00pm. Location: NCRD Kitchen, Nehalem
No registration necessary. More info at heartofcartm.org
ART: Marine Debris Art Workshop for Adults
Date: March 16th, from 12:00pm – 5:00pm Location: Alder Creek Farm Barn