A Springy Beach Cleanup

Rachel Biscoe(left), Morgan Sylvia, Cameron Wright and Zeph Portukalian, all members of the SLC strike a celebration pose with their most recent find during the Agate Beach Cleanup. Photo by Avery Leon-Castillo

On Saturday, students and faculty went on a trip to Agate Beach, Newport, to partner with SOLVE Oregon, an organization aimed towards the betterment of the environment, and to help clear trash from the coastline. 

The event was attended by over 20 SOLVE members, about 21 students and faculty, and over 50 employees of the HP located in Corvallis. LBCC provided a van and a shuttle bus for transportation and left bright and early at 8 a.m. 

Members of the public also joined in when they saw what everybody was doing.

The weather on the coast was perfectly sunny with the right amount of wind and cloudiness so the event carried on cheerfully, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

HP provided breakfast with donuts from Death By Donuts, bagels from Kinetic Bagels, and coffee and bottled water from Starbucks (all in Corvallis).

Some more weathered volunteers came extra prepared with their own supplies, and some did not. However, SOLVE provided latex gloves of many sizes, plastic trash bags of the small and large variety, and colanders for sifting. Distance trash grabbers were BYO. They also gave instructions on procedures and what was safe, and what not to pick up. 

At the end of the cleanup, LBCC bought pizza for students and faculty who volunteered and everybody got the chance to enter the hours into Noblehour, the student-run volunteer webpage.

 HP brought beanies and coupon cards for one free brew draft at Rogue Nation Brewery
The Student Leadership Council will be hosting another park cleanup on Friday, May 6 from noon to 3 p.m. at Waverly Park in Albany. You can also contact Sawyer Brubaker, the SLC’s volunteer coordinator at getinvolved@linnbenton.edu, or the SLC’s Program Assistant, Amanda Mendell at mendela@linnbenton.edu for further information.