Join Friends of Haystack Rock to help keep our beaches clean and healthy. Meet on the beach in front of Haystack Rock, where Friends of Haystack Rock will be handing out bags and gloves for collecting trash.
With the influx of visitors to the coast we need your help more than ever to help keep our beaches and oceans clean. The pandemic has added to the amount of trash we are seeing on our beaches from disposable masks to food containers.
According to NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), once plastic enters the water it never fully biodegrades but breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces, eventually being dubbed a microplastic.
Friends of Haystack Rock officially adopted Cannon Beach through SOLVE's new Adopt-A-Beach program this year. The first beach cleanup on the 5th of July was a huge success. With the help of 69 volunteers, they were able to collect over 250 pounds of trash off of the beach. As fall approaches and storms start to roll in, Friends expects to see an accumulation of trash along the high tide lines.
Friends of Haystack Rock promotes the preservation and protection of the intertidal life and birds that inhabit the Marine Garden and Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge at Haystack Rock. They do this in cooperation with Haystack Rock Awareness Program and other partnerships.