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Without a doubt we, as humans, generate a heck of a lot of trash. And it’s one thing to see trash now and then on the side of the road, but when it comes to being “farther out in nature,” well, we prefer a much cleaner, trash-free experience. Thus, initiatives like Solve Oregon’s Spring Beach Cleanup is something that Portco, as a whole, gets behind. In fact, just like last year, Portco has gone way above and beyond, this time removing a record amount of trash from one of the designated Solve Oregon beach cleanup sites. How much? Try 5 tons of broken asphalt and a slew of other, un-wanted debris including styrofoam, paper, rusted metal and plastic! Keeping this nasty stuff out of our waterways and ocean not only beautifies, but helps to prevent contamination.

Just like last year, Portco picked and worked at Benson Beach, which is part of Cape Disappointment State Park. Sitting just north, over the bridge at Astoria, Cape Disappointment is a gorgeous place (prettier now with the trash gone) and one that is full of history. Two lighthouses, a jetty, a large campground and hiking trails make this area quite spectacular for visitors. Portco’s effort here matches it motto of “Respecting our community by being the change.”
 

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The Portco clean-up crew getting instructions from the local park ranger at Cape Disappointment. Image Courtesy: portco.com

 
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Two different generations focused on the same mission…trash removal! Here Kent Wall is shown inspiring a little one, among others. Image Courtesy: portco.com

 
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Yep, that is 5 tons of broken asphalt…now removed from the beach! Nice work. Image Courtesy: portco.com

 
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Eva Serrillos and kids working on trash cleanup…so very cool. Image Courtesy: portco.com

 
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The Portco crew taking a short break during the beach cleanup. Many recognizable faces here! Image Courtesy: portco.com

 
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Styrofoam and other trash removed from the beach courtesy of the Portco crew. Image Courtesy: portco.com

 
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Some lovely items of trash removed from the beach. Image Courtesy: portco.com

 
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The whole Portco crew that worked on the beach cleanup this year. The coast thanks you!!! Image Courtesy: portco.com

 

More Information on Solve Oregons’ Spring Beach Cleanup

No question cleaning up our beautiful beaches is a great cause. Yet one of the biggest reasons that Portco has chosen, year after year, to get involved with Solve Oregon is because they do a lot of work with cleaning up the unique waterways in the Columbia River Basin and along the NW Coast. Portco uses a lot of water in its flexible packaging making processes…so it likes to give back! And to be sure, Solve Oregon (and southern Washington) was over the moon with Portco’s excellent involvement. Here is one of their Facebook postings that followed this most recent effort:
 

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Check out this nice review of Portco’s efforts at Benson Beach…courtesy of Solve Oregon. Image Courtesy: solveinoregon

 
Should you, your company or organization seek to get involved, here is the link to check out Solve Oregon. The more the merrier!
Solve Oregon Spring Beach Cleanup
 

AUTHOR: Dan Meyers