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Day 2: 

This next activity is something that should be completed early on in our journey – making a DIY litter grabber. As we continue on our trip, there will be stops that prompt you to go on a litter walk, because after all, who would SOLVE be if we aren’t encouraging community members to keep Oregon clean and healthy?  


Here are a few links to help you get started:


You can also buy a litter grabber online:


At this time, SOLVE is not lending any cleanup equipment due to Covid-19 concerns. Typically, SOLVE lends cleanup supplies to any Oregonian who would like to become a SOLVE Volunteer Leader and is interested in cleaning up their community or natural area.

Supplies include bags (re-used grain bags when available), safety vests, gloves, sharps containers, volunteer signage, safety waivers, first aid kits, and litter grabbers (for Portland Metro volunteers).

Volunteer Leaders also receive access to the Leader Portal, which allows community members to post volunteer opportunities on the SOLVE webpage and track who has signed up for your event. Please fill out this form if you are interested in becoming a SOLVE Volunteer Leader. If you have questions about becoming a Volunteer Leader, please email We’d love to hear your project ideas!

Thank you for understanding our need to suspend lending our cleanup equipment. 

Please only participate in a community cleanup if you feel healthy and can maintain a safe distance from anyone outside of your household. Review SOLVE’s safety guidelines, stay on public sidewalks, always wear gloves, and wash your hands before and after the cleanup.

Report your results using this Litter Report form or by emailing Share what you found and how much you collected on social media with the #solvethistogether.