Project Oregon

Your Vision. Your Community.

Since 1993, SOLVE's Project Oregon has been supporting Oregonians in organizing impactful volunteer projects throughout our state that engage volunteers in restoration and cleanup efforts. Projects begin with your vision and take place in your community.

As with all SOLVE programs, Project Oregon supports projects that include litter abatement, the removal of invasive plant species, the planting of native plants, and/or the maintenance of such plantings.

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Project Assistance

SOLVE provides active staff assistance, help with planning, organizing, recruiting volunteers and recognition. We help new projects get started and help existing volunteer efforts become stronger. A comprehensive Volunteer Leader Handbook is provided to each coordinator. Lesson plans and project planning guides are available to students and teachers organizing service-learning projects

Project Materials

SOLVE provides free litter bags, signage for projects, vinyl gloves, safety vests, first aid kits and hazardous waste containers.

Small Grants

When available, SOLVE provides small grants (up to $100) for on-the-ground project expenses such as disposal fees, supplies, equipment rental, work gloves, plants and planting supplies and recycling and trash receptacles. Small grant information and restrictions.


Oregon's Marine Debris Response

Oregon's beaches need your help year-round!  SOLVE volunteers are the best at cleaning our beaches during the big annual Spring Oregon Beach and Beach & Riverside Cleanup days but litter and marine debris keep impacting the coast the rest the year as well.  Marine debris resulting from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami will continue to wash ashore for many years to come.  During the winter, storms and king tides bring in tons of debris and a continuous effort is needed to maintain clean and healthy beaches.  Concerned by the amount of debris you encountered on your trip to the beach?  Sign up above as a Project Oregon project leader and SOLVE will help you organize a beach cleanup!  

Learn more about what to do when you see marine or tsunami debris.   


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