Our Mission

As a grassroots community environment nonprofit movement, our Mission is to rehabilitate and conserve the
world’s oceans, beaches, and rivers through 
beach and river cleanups
solutions to keep pollutants from entering ecosystems
collaborative community-driven service learning projects 
youth education. 

“Join Ocean Blue Project for a mission that’s as vast, ​critical, and inspiring as the ocean itself.”


Non Profit Ocean Organizations

Our Impact

First off, we’ve cleaned
,302 pounds
of debris before it flows into our Ocean. As one of the largest Ocean Cleanup Organizations
we today use machines to extract plastic from sand.
Second, the team contributed over
8,900 native shrubs and trees for streams during student and community volunteer
Third, we collaborate with
5,800 beach & Ocean cleanup volunteers each year, waves to beaches nationwide.

Lastly, our goal is to further the Ocean Blue mission through
200 learning Ocean cleanup projects
every year.

Ocean Cleanup Organization

Join with the Ocean Cleanup Organizations that are cleaning up oceans, rivers and beaches for a healthier planet. Above all, Ocean Blue engages communities, students, businesses, and youth organizations in stream and river wildlife habitat enhancement projects.

Blue Beach School

Over 70 lessons are built to get kids outside, ask questions, be stewards, and get to know their watersheds. The Blue Beach School empowers the next generation of youth stewards!

Certainly, youth are the future. So, we offer K-12 STEM educational experiences. Most importantly, students get to know the connection we all have with our One World Ocean. To do this we tailor every lesson for each classroom and every watershed.

Each of the four education segments are tailored to the unique needs of every school. Blue Beach School lessons are designed to make the most impact possible. Therefore, our team works with teachers individually to make sure the program will work best for their classroom. In addition, students get outside and learn by asking questions. As a result students make lasting memories. Therefore, we make long term impact for both our waterways and our one World Ocean. #ScienceDebrisKits

youth volunteers Cleaning up oceans rivers & beaches for a healthy planet

Saving Wildlife

Together we are Cleaning up oceans, rivers and beaches, with goals for saving wildlife animals through
​beach cleanups and river cleanup Ocean Blue projects. We work with communities to enhance their local wildlife habitat and plants Trees for Streams.

Most importantly, your donation will be used to support hundreds of cleanup and planting projects that above all feed wildlife and help sequester carbon in the soil.

Protecting wildlife and other endangered animals like wolves

Blue Streams

The main focus and goal of the Blue Streams Program is to improve urban water quality because everything flows downstream. Likewise, removing litter and plastic from rivers is the same as removing plastic from the Ocean. This is because over 80% of all litter comes from rivers.

Hence, we rely on a holistic ecosystem based approach which engages whole communities in our projects. We work with nature and enhance synergistic relationships to further address the need to reduce pollutants that enter the river. All the while, we prevent erosion and provide wildlife habitat.

Support active projects by donating Trees for Streams to shade an urban stream or river near you. Above all, you support wildlife habitat and overall water quality. 


Where We Place Your Donations

Ocean & River<br>Restoration
Ocean & River

During the 8 years since father and son founders began this mission, Ocean Blue volunteers have removed 173,302 pounds of debris from beaches and waterways. This includes the removal of 82,582 pounds in 2019 alone. After that, the goals we reach depend on your support!

We engage communities in River & Ocean restoration projects. Consequently, native plants provide habitat and feed migrating birds while providing shade for trout, salmon and beyond. Moreover, at least 80% of all Ocean plastics that end up in the Ocean come from upstream rivers.

Beach Clean Ups<br>& Volunteer
Ocean Cleanup

​Cleaning up oceans, rivers and beaches are
fun for everyone! For every plastic fragment picked up at beach & Ocean cleanups, we save at least one marine animal or seabird.

Our One World Ocean produces over half of the world’s oxygen supply and is the main source of protein for over 3.5 billion people. Hence, beach cleanups are essential for the health of people and wildlife. Perhaps you, your business, group or club would like to join in cleaning up oceans, rivers and beaches for a healthier planet. Join the wave and sign up for an event or Create a Clean up. Together, we can make a united change for the Ocean.

Trees for Streams<br>& Wildlife
Trees for Streams
& Wildlife

Trees for Streams & Wildlife Enhancement Projects are vital for a clean ocean because everything flows downstream.

Since 2012, we have planted 8,900 native shrubs and Trees for Streams while engaging 5,800 students and volunteers annually.

Furthermore, our goal is to host 200 community service learning projects every year. Most importantly, we aim to make events accessible to all! 

Donate to plant a memorial tree. For instance, dedicate a planting in honor of a friend, family member or group.

Ways to Contribute

In addition, as a community environment nonprofit movement saving the ocean, you can help Ocean Blue remove 1 million pounds of plastic from Cleaning up oceans, rivers and beaches. Choose to volunteer, fundraiser, or donate directly to Ocean Blue so that we can keep cleaning up the Ocean 1 pound at a time.
Become A Clean Ocean Partner Today!

Volunteer Opportunities

In addition, for general inquiries
Email : volunteer@oceanblueproject.org
Call : 541.286.7015

Make a Donation

Above all, your gift makes it possible for 
Ocean Blue Project to grow our grassroots nonprofit so we can continue to protect the world’s ocean, marine wildlife, trout, and salmon habitat. In conclusion, we work hard all over the world so that our mission of service and environmental stewardship can have lasting impact.

Start a Fundraiser

Support this important cause by creating
​your own fundraising page because we could not do this without you.

Sorry, there are no volunteer opportunities available right now.

Taking Time Out For Our Families for COVID-19. Ocean Cleanup Projects are closed to the public as a result of the COVID19 pandemic. We will remain closed until the Governor feels large gatherings are safe.

Ocean Blue Project will continue to remove plastic from waterways, our ocean and beaches we love. We will be using equipment five days a week. The team hopes to see everyone at a community volunteer event soon.

Thank you for supporting Ocean Cleanup Volunteer Projects, Ocean Blue Project and as always our lovely marine mammals.

Ocean Blue Project Father and Son founders are proud Tribal member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

Left to right: Cheif Gary Barton, Richard Arterbury, Meri Arterbury and Assistant Cheif Jack Austin.
Left to right: Cheif Gary Barton, Richard Arterbury, Meri Arterbury and Assistant Cheif Jack Austin.

Environmental News Ocean Blog

Read updates about the Cleaning Oceans, Rivers, Beaches & Events to stay up to date about other news on our environment. Ocean Blog:

Ocean Blue Project Newsletter

The Ocean Blue newsletter shares the latest news with you so you can join beach cleanup events, know who our sponsors are and stay up to date on the latest environmental news.

Ocean Conservation Shop & Clothes for Conservation

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