We at SOLVE, have taken time to reflect on the challenging and traumatic events of the past few weeks, and how we can support Black communities in Oregon. We have a lot of work to do. As anti-racism requires collective action, we vow to listen, learn, and adopt best practices, both internally and externally, to improve engagement opportunities that are accessible and rewarding to all.
To read SOLVE’s full Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement, please click here.
CALLING ALL MEDFORD PARKS AND GREENWAY CLEANUP VOLUNTEERS!
Join us at a Medford Park from 8 AM - 11 AM!
Please join us for these events that mean so much to our City’s keeping our rivers and streams clean and healthy. Your continuing efforts are appreciated!
You will be given further details by contacting Michael by email or phone.
Let's come together to take care of this well loved natural area and watch the birds while we restore habitat and remove harmful litter from the land. Volunteers will gather at the Whitaker Ponds Nature Park parking area to check in, then go on a bird walk led by Portland Audubon bird guides. After our bird walk, join together with staff from Portland Parks & Recreation and SOLVE to restore habitat and pick up litter. Families are welcome to attend.
When: Sat, Sept 26th, 2020 from 8:30am - 11:30am
How to Register: Please do BOTH of these things...
1) Sign up with SOLVE through the Green "Sign Up" Button below.
2) RSVP with Portland Parks & Recreation HERE.
Meeting Location: Volunteers will be meeting at Whitaker Ponds Nature Park parking area. MAP.
Please Note: There is construction on NE 47th and Northbound traffic is prohibited at this time. Please allow yourself extra time to arrive because of the detour.
What's Provided: All tools and litter cleanup supplies will be provided. A face covering will be provided if you do not bring your own.
What to Bring: Please come wearing a mask, closed-toed shoes, long pants, a filled reusable water bottle, snack and sun hat. Bring binoculars if you have them, or borrow a pair of ours. Observe 6 foot physical distancing during check in and throughout the event.
Restrooms: Public restrooms (ADA Accessable Portapotty) will be available during this event.
Parking: Free parking. Do not leave valuables in your vehicle please.
Contact: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We will take advantage of the low and incoming tide to collect debris and litter on the tidal flats along the Columbia River. We will also clear paths from the main walking trail leading to the Columbia River and to the east side of Dalton Lake.
This is a self directed cleanup of a stretch of beach along the beautiful Columbia River on Sauvie Island.
Sauvie Island is a federal wildlife preserve and currently supports a biologically diverse association of wildlife which includes at least 275 species of birds, 37 species of mammals, 12 species of reptiles and amphibians. It is also home to many farms that bring us delicious vegetables, fruits and preserves. Sauvie is also home to the Pumpkin Patch!
Bags, gloves, sifters and site safety information will be available on the day of the event. All ages are welcome but youth under 18 will need parental permission to attend alone.
Dress appropriately for the weather and for beach walking. Bring a water bottle and remember to wear a mask! Help us keep this beautiful island clean for everyone to enjoy!
Meet at Walton Beach at 9 AM - map
Thank you to our summer waterways sponsor:
Join the Weed Warrior effort to restore a healthy habitat at Mt. Tabor Park.
The Weed Warrior Stewardship Coordinator and volunteer crew leaders will share their knowledge of the natural habitat, demonstrate how to remove non-native vegetation, and help keep us organized, safe and motivated!
We will make sure that you are comfortable and contribute in ways that match your skills and interests. Wear comfortable clothes that are appropriate for working in natural areas: long pants, long sleeves, brimmed hat to protect from sun/rain, and closed-toe sturdy shoes. Bring a water bottle. We provide you with tools, gloves, and snacks.
Meet at SE 69th and SE Yamhill, Portland, Picnic Site A.
Google Maps - https://goo.gl/maps/XVQr62YJD6T2
Event Details: Join Portland Parks & Recreation Friends of Woods Memorial Park and SOLVE for a morning of invasive species removal. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own face coverings, gloves, hand sanitizer, water and snacks. Tools, gloves, and face coverings will be provided as needed.
Volunteers will be required to wear face coverings throughout the event.
Volunteers will take a short hike (up to 1 mile) to the site and will be working on uneven ground.
Meeting location will be emailed once you are registered.
Questions: Call or text Mary Verrilli at 503-823-8367
Here are a few tips to get you ready for your stewardship event.
Registration is required for all stewardship events.
Complete a health screening (brief online survey) before attending each event: https://c19oregon.com/
Please volunteer close to home or in your community.
Stay home if you are experiencing symptoms of any contagious illness or have had recent contact with someone exhibiting symptoms of any illness.
Bring a face covering to be worn at the event and maintain at least 6 feet physical distance from others. PP&R will provide face coverings for anyone who doesn’t have their own.
Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gloves, water and snacks.
PP&R will provide tools and gloves for anyone who does not have their own, and training for the days activity.
In order to ensure your comfort and safety, please remember to dress for the weather, wear close-toed shoes, bring a water bottle, and be ready to get dirty!
Unless otherwise noted, all events are family-friendly and all ages are welcome to participate. However, children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult for the duration of the event.
We encourage you to attend events with members of your household/family! While groups are welcome to join many of our regularly scheduled stewardship events, please contact the event coordinator listed in the description before arriving with a large group. This will ensure that there are enough gloves and tools for everyone to work.
We are also available to schedule special service events at your group's convenience during the week or on weekends.