Help SOLVE, Human Access Project expand the beach at Cathedral Park

Join a cleanup event on Saturday, Sept. 16, to make the beach safe, clean, and accessible to all.

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Many hands make light work.

Photo by Willie, Human Access Project

Keeping Portland’s public beaches safe and looking their best is one of Human Access Project’s goals — and you can help the organization achieve it at Cathedral Park this weekend.

On Saturday, Sept. 16, from 3:30 to 6 p.m., Human Access Project and SOLVE will host a cleanup event along the Willamette River near the fishing dock at the end of North Pittsburgh Avenue to improve access into the water and prepare it for recreation next summer.

All ages are invited to join the effort to remove rocks and concrete rubble that sit below the surface when the tide is in (the event takes place during low tide). Buckets, wheelbarrows, rakes, shovels, and high-vis vests will be provided and there are rocks of all sizes for all ages and abilities.

Volunteers are encouraged to wear closed-toe shoes and bring garbage bags, work gloves, trash grabbers, and other supplies to help extend resources.