More than 4,000 volunteers converged on Oregon beaches Saturday for the 28th annual clean-up sponsored by the non-profit group SOLVE.

With the weather about as good as it gets in March, the volunteers collected nearly 53,000 pounds of debris.

Program coordinator Brianna Goodwin says that volunteers were told to watch for items washing up from the tsunami that ravaged Japan two years ago.

She says not much tsunami-related debris was collected, but the volunteers did find a substantial amount of what appeared to be insulation and lumber from building projects.

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