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SOLVE has moved offices! As of August 1, 2022, our new address is 1501 SW Jefferson St. Portland, OR 97201


Thank You Sandy River Adopters

The Sandy River flows from the slopes of Mt. Hood to the Columbia River, from Timberline to Troutdale.  As one of the longest free-flowing rivers in the region since the removal of the Marmot Dam in 2007, the Sandy is a salmon stronghold and vital to salmon recovery.  Half the watershed is in public ownership, including the pristine Bull Run River watershed, providing drinking water to much of the Portland Metro area.  With your help, we can expand the annual Timberline to Troutdale cleanup events and summer Stash the Trash effort in the lower watershed, to keeping the Sandy clean, year-round and watershed-wide. 

Thank you for volunteering to help protect the life-giving beauty of the Sandy through the Adopt-A-River program!  You can see who has adopted sections of the Sandy River by clicking the blue points on the map below. 

Adopt the Sandy River

Adopting a stretch of the Sandy River is simple. Register your favorite stretch and then get your project going! Adopting is a commitment to cleaning up litter at your site at least two times per year for two years, and reporting those results to SOLVE.

Adopt a section of river that you know needs help, or choose one of the orange unadopted sections nominated by the Sandy River Watershed Council. Click the river for more information on the nominated river stretch.



About the Sandy River

Check out the Sandy River Basin Conservation Oriented Recreation (COR) web page, where you will find a searchable map with a wide range of recreation opportunities and resources. Generations of Oregonians have enjoyed the Sandy River Basin. The Sandy’s wild and scenic rivers are home to thousands of residents and businesses, as well as native salmon and wildlife. People boat, fish, hike, camp, ski and sightsee at popular recreation sites such as Oxbow Park, the Mt. Hood Wilderness Area, Trillium Lake and Timberline Lodge. The deep, winter snows that attract winter recreators gradually melt in the spring and summer. That provides clear, cold water for salmon, drinking water, recreation and irrigation.


1501 SW Jefferson St. 
Portland, OR 97201
Tax Id #93-0579286