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We at SOLVE, have taken time to reflect on the ongoing challenging and traumatic events, 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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Clackamette Park Cleanup!

Join us on Thursday, October 22nd, as we clean up Clackamette Park! This event is part of the SOLVE Waterway Cleanup Series, in partnership with Clackamas Water Environment Services. Clackamette Park lies at the confluence of the Willamette and Clackamas rivers in Oregon City. Across from the park, you will see Goat Island. The area is home to a blue heron rookery. Keep a lookout for osprey, cormorants, and bald eagles. The rivers are also home to migrating salmon and steelhead. We will be removing harmful litter from the park and shoreline, helping to keep our rivers, wildlife, and natural areas clean and healthy! When: Thursday, October 22, 2020 Staggered Check-in: Event check-in will run from 2:00 - 2:30 PM. Arrive anytime during this window. This will allow for a smaller crowd than checking in all at once. Once checked in, some volunteers may choose to head south toward Jon Storm Park, cleaning up as they walk. The event will run through 4:30 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: 1955 Clackamette Dr, Oregon City, OR 97045. Parking is available in the park. 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.

Oregon City, OR

10/22/20 2:00 PM

Oregon Grape Planting at Kid Time Children's Museum

Help Kid Time Children's Museum and The Ivy School transplant Oregon grape plants. This low growing shrub, native to our region, is a pollinator plant and a food source for birds. Last July we pulled invasive ivy and other undesirable plants in preparation for these Oregon grape plants. Now is the time to get them in the ground. Saturday and Sunday - October 24 & 25 from 9 AM to 1 PM. Sign up for 1 or multiple hours each day. Only 8 spaces available for any hour due to social distancing requirements. Bring your mask (required) and gloves. We'll provide tools, drinks and snacks. Dress for dirt and the weather - it could be chilly. Optional items - water bottle, favorite trowel. Register at: https://forms.gle/861QfBpncKFkV7cV7 Contact Kristi@kid-time.org for more information.

Medford, OR

10/24/20 9:00 AM

Friends of Woods Memorial Park Volunteer Event 10/24/20

Event Details: Join Portland Parks & Recreation Friends of Woods Memorial Park and SOLVE for a morning of invasive species removal for our annual No Ivy Day Event. 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.

Portland, OR

10/24/20 9:00 AM

No Ivy Day at Forest Park! 10/24

Event Details: Join Portland Parks & Recreation's No Ivy League and SOLVE for our annual No Ivy Day event. Volunteers will focus on removing ground ivy in Forest Park. 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. Learn more about programs for groups.

Portland, OR

10/24/20 9:00 AM

Medford Parks and Greenways Cleanup - U.S. Cellular Community Park

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! This event will take place along Bear Creek, and will be in partnership with Medford Police Department and Parks Department. Join this Cleanup and Education Event! 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

10/24/20 9:00 AM

No Ivy Day at Baltimore Woods

Join Friends of Baltimore Woods and Portland Parks & Recreation to help restore this site. Projects will include blackberry and ivy removal. Please wear long thick pants, a long-sleeved shirt and sturdy shoes. Bring a water bottle, rain gear and sunhat. All participants will be expected to wear a face covering/mask during the event, and to maintain 6 feet of physical distance. Tools, gloves and face coverings will be provided for anyone who needs it. This project is great for children over 8 years old.

Portland, OR

10/24/20 9:00 AM

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