The Roads End Improvement Association (REIA) coordinated another successful beach clean-up last Friday, July 5.
Started in 2016 in response to excessive fireworks and related debris left on Roads End Beach, in 2019, 109 volunteers collected 81 bags of debris totaling 420 pounds. Residents and non-residents, including a group of 40 interns from Hewlett Packard in Corvallis, scoured the beach after a huge barrage of fireworks on the Fourth of July. Over this four-year period, REIA volunteers have collected over one ton of garbage off of Roads End Beach.
A special find
This year while volunteering at the Beach Clean-Up, Carol, from the Lincoln City Walkers Group, found $50 buried in the sand. She wanted to donate her find to Lincoln City Parks and Recreation, and the group supported her decision. The group presented the $50 to the Community Center and donated it to their Scholarship Fund.
“Our hearts are SO very, very full,” said Lincoln City Parks and Recreation representatives. “Thank you Carol, and to all the individuals and groups who volunteer and support our Lincoln City community!”