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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.
 

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Old Town + Pearl District Cleanup

Portland needs you, now. Join SOLVE as we clean up around Old Town and the Pearl District, collecting the trash we find. Our hard work will keep harmful litter out of our waterways, protecting wildlife and improving our community. This event is a litter cleanup and will not include graffiti removal. Let's do what we can together. When: Wed, July 8th, 2020 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Staggered Check In: Event check in will run from 11:30 am - 12:15 pm. Arrive any time during this window. This will allow for a smaller crowd than checking in all at once. The event will end at 1:30 pm. Advanced Registration: Pre-registration is required! Please sign up (Green Button Below) ahead of time so we know how many volunteers to expect and to fill out the volunteer waiver form. Meeting Location: Volunteers will be meeting at Jamison Square City Park. MAP. What's Provided: All cleanup supplies: Heavy-duty garbage bags, litter grabbers and vinyl gloves. What to Bring: Please come wearing a mask, closed-toed shoes, with a filled reusable water bottle. If you have your own gloves, litter grabber, litter bag, or bucket, you are encouraged to bring those as well. Observe social distancing during check in and throughout the cleanup. Restrooms: Public restrooms will not be available during this event. Please plan accordingly. Parking: Paid parking is available on the city streets. Contact: Contact larissa@solveoregon.org with any questions.

Portland, OR

7/8/20 11:30 AM

Medford Parks and Greenways Cleanup - Lewis, Union Parks!

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. Many thanks, Michael (541) 774-2695 michael.mace@cityofmedford.org

Medford, OR

7/11/20 8:00 AM

Second Saturday NW Portland Cleanup July

Join volunteers for this monthly Second Saturday Cleanup in Northwest Portland. Pick up litter from NW Vaughn to Raleigh, NW 22nd to 26th. Coffee/tea and pastries hosted by Food Front on their front terrace. Please come dressed for the weather. Meet at: NW 23rd Place and NW Thurman St. Portland, OR Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/chxKwgx4Wrq Be prepared to volunteer safely! We require everyone – including the local regulars - to pre-register at SOLVE (with on-line waiver only). SOLVE will provide gloves and bags, but not grabbers. We will be maintaining 6’ distancing. Students needing a sign-off please email the event leader requesting certification of their participation. Public restroom may not be available. (There is a sanitizer by the door.) Snacks/coffee may not be availble for July.

Portland, OR

7/11/20 9:00 AM

Marine Drive Multi-Use Path Litter Cleanup & Bird Walk (Se habla español)

Let's come together to take care of this well loved multi-use path and watch the birds while we remove harmful litter from the habitat. Volunteers will gather at the Smith & Bybee Lakes refuge, Interlake Parking Area and have a safety talk before heading out for the cleanup. Families are welcome to attend. A SOLVE staff member will be onsite the whole time, assisting in the cleanup and helping to point out the incredible bird life that call the Columbia Slough home. When: Sat, July 11th, 2020 from 9:30am - 12:00pm Advanced Registration: Pre-registration is required! Please sign up (Green Button Below) ahead of time so we know how many volunteers to expect and to fill out the volunteer waiver form. Meeting Location: Volunteers will be meeting at Smith & Bybee Lakes refuge, Interlake Parking Area at the bathroom/ picnic shelter. MAP. What's Provided: All cleanup supplies: Heavy-duty garbage bags, litter grabbers and vinyl gloves. What to Bring: Please come wearing a mask, closed-toed shoes, with a filled reusable water bottle. If you have your own gloves, litter grabber, litter bag, or bucket, you are encouraged to bring those as well. Observe social distancing during check in and throughout the cleanup. Restrooms: Public restrooms will not be available during this event. Please plan accordingly. Parking: Free parking. Contact: Contact larissa@solveoregon.org with any questions.

Portland, OR

7/11/20 9:30 AM

Wattles Boys & Girls Club Cleanup

Please join the Lents Neighborhood Livability Association and Four Forces Inc. on July 11th, 2020! Picking up litter beautifies our public spaces and keeps trash out of nearby Johnson Creek! Everyone is welcome and no experience necessary! Wear appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Bring rain gear and sunhat (if necessary) Light snacks and water will be provided thanks to Costco. The LNLA will be providing cute little necklaces that will hold hand sanitizer. Provided: Instruction, gloves, safety vests, trash bags, grabbers, sharps containers, water and snacks will be provided. Children welcome and must be accompanied by an attentive adult. Meet at: the Wattles Boys & Girls Club on 92nd & Harold. We would like to clean from 92nd to the Mulit-Use Path along Harold Street.

Portland, OR

7/11/20 10:00 AM

Cannon Beach Cleanup

Join SOLVE, the City of Cannon Beach, and Pacific Alarm Systems from 10 AM - 1 PM! Check in is at the City Hall on Gower Street. Beaches to be cleaned include the main Cannon Beach accesses, Les Shirley Park, Arcadia Beach, Hug Point, and Arch Cape. Once checked in at the City Hall, you will pick up supplies and choose which beach to clean. This event is part of the SOLVE Summer Beach Cleanup Series, presented by AAA Oregon, a statewide effort to keep our beaches free of harmful litter. Help us protect marine life and maintain the beauty of our coast. Be prepared by dressing for any weather and wearing sturdy shoes. You are encouraged to bring your own reusable bucket/bag, gloves, and water bottle to help reduce plastic waste. If you happen to forget, SOLVE will provide bags and gloves. Don’t forget about the small stuff! The most commonly found items of trash found on Oregon beaches are tiny bits of plastic and cigarette butts, which can be harmful to shore birds and marine life. Bring an old colander to sift the sand for these items. This beach cleanup is family-friendly, and volunteers of all ages will find the event fun and rewarding. Remember our ocean shores can be dangerous. Avoid logs in the water. Keep your distance from marine mammals, and never turn your back on the ocean! Please keep dogs on a leash and steer clear of roped off  Snowy Plover nesting areas. If you find any hazardous material, please alert your Beach Captain. And remember, it’s more fun to work as part of a team. Bring a buddy, stay safe and have fun! Have some fun while cleaning the beach with this creative Beach Cleanup Scavenger Hunt Take a photo and send it to info@solveoregon.org to be entered into a drawing for SOLVE gear! Meet at the Cannon Beach City Hall From Hwy 101 South, take the Sunset Blvd exit into Cannon Beach. At the "T" turn right onto Hemlock St. and then right on Gower St. Check in is in the parking lot of Cannon Beach City Hall. The Beach Captain will give you supplies, and directions depending on which beach you'd like to clean. Bathrooms are located to the west, across Hemlock.

Cannon Beach, OR

7/11/20 10:00 AM

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2000 SW 1st Ave
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Portland, OR 97201
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