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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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Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Cleanup (Se habla español)

Join SOLVE as we come together to clean up the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood. We will meet at Ed Benedict Park to gear up, hear a brief safety talk, then head out to collect the trash we find. Our hard work will keep harmful litter out of our waterways, protecting wildlife and improving water quality. When: Wednesday Sept 23rd, 2020. 10:30am - 12:30pm Staggered Check in: We will have a staggered check in to avoid a crowd when the event starts (COVID-19 safety). Come anytime between 10:30 - 11:00am to check in. Event will run from 10:30am – 12:30pm. Where: MAP LINK. Meet at the parking lot of Ed Benedict park, near the corner of SE 104th Ave and SE Powell Blvd. Look for the SOLVE volunteer signs, and volunteer staff to meet you. 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. Getting There/ Parking: Walking/biking/ taking MAX to the event is encouraged. Free parking is available at the park. What's Provided: All cleanup supplies- heavy-duty garbage bags, litter grabbers and vinyl gloves. What to Bring: Please come wearing 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. COVID Safety: Wear a face covering. Observe social distancing throughout the cleanup. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an attentive adult. Restrooms: There are no public restrooms available at this cleanup. Please plan accordingly. Contact: Email Dan Daly with questions at

Portland, OR

9/23/20 10:30 AM

Detrash Portland - Vestal School & 82nd Ave. Montavilla Cleanup

Come join Detrash Portland for another litter pick up event! We need volunteers for a community trash clean up event on Thursday, September 24th targeting NE 82nd & the Montavilla Neighborhood. Detrash Portland is collaborating with East Glisan Pizza for this event! We will have some pizza after the cleanup for all volunteers. ***This event was originally scheduled for the 17th of September but we are rescheduling it due to air quality concerns.*** After a staggered sign in we will give volunteers a quick safety briefing and then will send people out to pick up trash for 2 hours. The event will wrap up at 7:30 pm. Where: We will meet on the north side of Vestal Elementary School at the intersection of NE 81st Avenue and NE Everett Street. Date: Thursday, September 24th Time: Event will start at 5:30 pm and will end at 7:30 pm. After we will have drinks and pizza provided by East Glisan Pizza for volunteers. Staggered Check In: Event check in will run from 5:30 - 6:00pm. Arrive any time during this window. This will allow for a smaller crowd than checking in all at once. The event will end at 7:30pm. 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. Whats Provided: We will also provide hi-vis vests, gloves, bags, and trash grabbers. Who Can Participate: This is a family friendly event. Children under 13 can participate if they are accompanied by an attentive adult. Safety is always a priority. Trash pick up is an activity that allows us to volunteer while maintaining social distancing guidelines at all times. What to bring: Wear a MASK at all times. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear closed toed shoes. Sunscreen and water are also recommended Questions: If you have any questions about this event or Detrash Portland you can contact the group by email at or reach out to them via instagram @detrashportland. About Us: Detrash Portland is a frequent event host in collaboration with SOLVE. We believe that great work can be accomplished when people come together to achieve a common goal. Many hands make light work. I can't wait to see what we can accomplish when we work together. Hope that you will join us! Detrash Portland has recently hosted successful events at the PSU Saturday Farmers Market, the King Farmers Market, the Oregon Convention Center Plaza, and at Lillis-Albina Park. We recently filled 84 large bags with over 900 lbs of trash at our latest event. Trash pick up is an excellent activity to participate in if you are civic minded and want to give back to your community.

Portland, OR

9/24/20 5:30 PM

Medford Parks and Greenways Cleanup - Oregon Hills, Cedar Link 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

Medford, OR

9/26/20 8:00 AM

Whitaker Ponds Bird Walk & Habitat Restoration Event (Se habla español)

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 with any questions.

Portland, OR

9/26/20 8:30 AM

Dalton Lake River Bank and Trail Clean Up

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.

Saint Helens, OR

9/26/20 9:00 AM

Sauvie Island Walton Beach Cleanup - Fall Beach and Riverside Cleanup!

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:

Portland, OR

9/26/20 9:00 AM


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