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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.

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Detrash Portland -Boise-Elliot and Mississippi Neighborhood Cleanup

Detrash Portland needs civic minded volunteers for another trash pick up event! We will be hosting a clean up event on Sunday September 27th at 10:00am to pick up litter from the streets, gutters, and drains in the North Portland Boise-Elliot neighborhood near Mississippi. Trash pick up is an activity that complies with social distancing guidelines while at the same time benefits our city greatly. Safety is our utmost priority. We hope you can come out can help make a difference. 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. Staggered Check In: Event check in will run from 10:00 - 10:30pm. Arrive any time during this window. This will allow for a smaller crowd than checking in all at once. The event will end at 12:00pm. What to Bring: Masks will be required to participate in this event. Please also dress for the weather and wear closed toed shoes. Whats Provided: We will provide trash grabbers, gloves, and bags to our volunteers. Where: In front of Boise-Elliot Elementary School on N Freemont Ave. Time: 10am to noon. Date: Sunday September 27th. Street Parking: ree and available in this neighborhood. Restrooms: Unfortunately there are no available bathrooms on site. Questions: If you have any questions about the event or Detrash Portland you can contact the group by email at detrashportland@gmail.com or via instagram @detrashportland.

Portland, OR

9/27/20 10:00 AM

Clackamas River Cleanup at Riverside County Park

Join us on Tuesday, September 29th as we clean up litter from Riverside County Park! This event is part of the SOLVE Waterway Cleanup Series, in partnership with Clackamas Water Environment Services. This cleanup will focus on the land and shoreline at Riverside Park. The Clackamas River are home to a variety of bird species, including blue heron, cormorant, bald eagles, and osprey. Salmon and steelhead populate the river as well as the nearby Willamette River. We will be removing harmful litter from the trail and shoreline, helping to keep our rivers, wildlife, and natural areas clean and healthy! When: Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 Staggered Check-in: Event check-in will run from 2:30 - 3:00 PM. Arrive anytime during this window. This will allow for a smaller crowd than checking in all at once. Once checked in, volunteers will head in different directions to cover the trail, the park, and river access points along the Clackamas. The event will run through 5:00 PM. What to Bring: All cleanup supplies will be provided, but please come wearing a face covering and closed-toe shoes, with a filled, reusable water bottle and sunscreen. If you have your own gloves, litter grabber, and litter bag or bucket, you are encouraged to bring those as well. Observe social distancing throughout the cleanup. Location: Volunteers will meet at the South end of the parking lot, by the baseball diamond off of SE Water Ave. Free parking is available here. Look for the SOLVE signs to find the check-in table. MAP. Thank you to our Waterway Cleanup Series Sponsor: And thank you to Home Builders Association of Metro Portland for donating snacks at this event.

Clackamas, OR

9/29/20 3:00 PM

T4T + OurStreetsPDX Present : Crafty Cleanup

Community litter cleanup event hosted by Environmental Conservation Organization Tuesdays for Trash and Nonprofit OurStreetsPDX. Participants will be coming together the evening of September 29th to cleanup around Ockley Green Middle School while enjoying music, food, and opportunties to win prizes while creating art to be hung up at the local Garden. There will also be a table for voter registration! Staggered Check In: Event check in will run from 5-5:30pm. Arrive any time during this window. This will allow for a smaller crowd than checking in all at once. The event will end at 7pm. Advanced Registration: Pre-registration is required! Please sign up (Green Button Below) ahead of time so we know how many people to expect and to fill out the volunteer waiver form. What's Provided: Cleanup materials such as gloves, bags, vests, litter grabbers and hand-sanitizer will be provided. 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, or bucket you are encouraged to bring those as well. Observe social distancing during check-in and throughout the cleanup as well. Safety: Please take a second to watch this informative video on how to safely pickup trash before attending the event: https://youtu.be/B-W1TMofu58

Portland, OR

9/29/20 5:00 PM

Downtown Cleanup - Salmon Street Springs

Join SOLVE for a day of downtown litter cleanups, in partnership with Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Schlesinger Companies, Portland Business Alliance, and Portland Lodging Alliance! The general public is invited to work alongside members of these great organizations who want to give back to the city we call home. Portland is a strong, resilient city, but it needs help. By volunteering, you are helping to not only beautify our city streets, but also ensuring our waterways and local wildlife stay healthy too. Keep our river and streets clean, enjoy the sights of downtown Portland, and know that the work you are engaging in has many benefits for our community, our local businesses and our environment! Please note that this event is a litter cleanup and will not include graffiti removal. When: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Staggered Check In: Event check in will run from 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM. Arrive any time during this window. This will allow for a smaller crowd than checking in all at once. The event will run through 11:30 AM. Advanced Registration Required: Pre-registration is required! Please sign up (green button below) ahead of time so you can sign our electronic waiver to help avoid crowding during check-in. Meeting Location: Volunteers will meet at the Salmon Springs Fountain at 1000 SW Naito Parkway in Portland. Look for SOLVE signs and the check in table. Volunteers will check in and then spread out into the nearby parks and streets. MAP. What's Provided: Heavy-duty garbage bags, litter grabbers, safety vests, and vinyl gloves. What to Bring: Please come wearing a face covering, closed-toed shoes, with a filled reusable water bottle. If you have your own gloves, litter grabber, and litter bag, or bucket, you are encouraged to bring those as well. Observe social distancing throughout the cleanup. Parking: Paid parking available along nearby streets and parking garages. There is a SmartPark parking garage located here. Bathrooms: There will be no public restrooms available during this event. Please plan accordingly. Contact: Contact larissa@solveoregon.org with any registration questions.

Portland, OR

9/30/20 8:45 AM

Downtown Cleanup - South Park Blocks (Se habla español)

Join SOLVE for a day of downtown litter cleanups, in partnership with Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Schlesinger Companies, Portland Business Alliance, and Portland Lodging Alliance! The general public is invited to work alongside members of these great organizations who want to give back to the city we call home. Portland is a strong, resilient city, but it needs help. By volunteering, you are helping to not only beautify our city streets, but also ensuring our waterways and local wildlife stay healthy too. Keep our river and streets clean, enjoy the sights of downtown Portland, and know that the work you are engaging in has many benefits for our community, our local businesses and our environment! Please note that this event is a litter cleanup and will not include graffiti removal. When: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Staggered Check In: Event check in will run from 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM. Arrive any time during this window. This will allow for a smaller crowd than checking in all at once. The event will run through 11:30 AM. Advanced Registration Required: Pre-registration is required! Please sign up (green button below) ahead of time so you can sign our electronic waiver to help avoid crowding during check-in. Meeting Location: Volunteers will meet at the South Park Blocks between SW Columbia St. & SW Jefferson St., Portland. Look for SOLVE signs and the check in table. Volunteers will check in and then spread out into the nearby parks and streets. MAP. What's Provided: Heavy-duty garbage bags, litter grabbers, safety vests, and vinyl gloves. What to Bring: Please come wearing a face covering, closed-toed shoes, with a filled reusable water bottle. If you have your own gloves, litter grabber, and litter bag, or bucket, you are encouraged to bring those as well. Observe social distancing throughout the cleanup. Parking: Paid parking available along nearby streets and parking garages. There is paid parking along streets and in the City Center Parking Lot located here, and Lot #93 located here. Bathrooms: There will be no public restrooms available during this event. Please plan accordingly. Contact: Contact larissa@solveoregon.org with any registration questions.

Portland, OR

9/30/20 8:45 AM

Downtown Cleanup - I-405 Corridor

Join SOLVE for a day of downtown litter cleanups, in partnership with Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Schlesinger Companies, Portland Business Alliance, and Portland Lodging Alliance! The general public is invited to work alongside members of these great organizations who want to give back to the city we call home. Portland is a strong, resilient city, but it needs help. By volunteering, you are helping to not only beautify our city streets, but also ensuring our waterways and local wildlife stay healthy too. Keep our river and streets clean, enjoy the sights of downtown Portland, and know that the work you are engaging in has many benefits for our community, our local businesses and our environment! Please note that this event is a litter cleanup and will not include graffiti removal. When: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Staggered Check In: Event check in will run from 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM. Arrive any time during this window. This will allow for a smaller crowd than checking in all at once. The event will run through 11:30 AM. Advanced Registration Required: Pre-registration is required! Please sign up (green button below) ahead of time so you can sign our electronic waiver to help avoid crowding during check-in. Meeting Location: Volunteers will meet at the Clean Start building at 1529 SW Alder St (SW 15th & SW Alder). Please look for SOLVE signs to direct you to the check in tables. MAP. What's Provided: Heavy-duty garbage bags, litter grabbers, safety vests, and vinyl gloves. What to Bring: Please come wearing a face covering, closed-toed shoes, with a filled reusable water bottle. If you have your own gloves, litter grabber, and litter bag, or bucket, you are encouraged to bring those as well. Observe social distancing throughout the cleanup. Parking: Paid parking available along nearby streets and parking garages. Bathrooms: Bathrooms available on site. Contact: Contact larissa@solveoregon.org with any registration questions.

Portland, OR

9/30/20 8:45 AM

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