Age Minimum (with Adult): 5+, Minimum Age:13+
June 1 Hawthorne, Division and 26th & Clinton Graffiti & Litter CleanUp Day
Join us at the June 1 Hawthorne, Division and 26th & Clinton "Paint the Town Green" Graffiti & Litter CleanUp Day
On Saturday June 1, 9am to 1pm, help pick up litter on Hawthorne Blvd and Division St in the Richmond neighborhood (between SE 29th and 50th/52nd Aves.), clean up graffiti at residential intersections people have “adopted”, and at locations along Hawthorne and Division in Richmond.
This event is sponsored by the Richmond Neighborhood Association, KINK Radio’s “Paint the Town Green” event, Metro, SE Uplift District Coalition, the Division-Clinton Business Association, Hawthorne Blvd Business Association, the City of Portland’s Graffiti Abatement Program and Keep it Pretty Rose City anti-litter campaign, and News Seasons Market. Pepinos Mexican Grill and Aprisa Mexican Cuisine are providing lunch.
Check-in at Central Christian Church, 1844 SE Cesar Chavez Blvd.
Minors: Teens under 18 need to have waiver signed by an adult. Teens under 15 need to be accompanied by an adult, as well as have waiver signed by an adult. Waivers can be printed and pre-signed before the event; just bring it with you. Qualifies for Portland Public School's Community Service Requirement .
Team Leaders check in at 8:15 AM; volunteers check in at 9 AM. Coffee & snacks provided. After short training and safety talk. Cleanup starts at 9:45ish AM.
We Need Team Leaders: Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help as a Team Leader. If you have participated in a SOLVE event before and comfortable giving directions to people, you’re qualified.
What to wear and bring: CleanUp will take place rain or shine. Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. Open-toe shoes not recommended. All supplies needed to pick up litter and clean graffiti will be provided.
What you will be doing and where:
Litter Teams: On Hawthorne, there will be 4 Teams picking up litter, cigarette butts and sharps, and 4 Teams on Division. On each street, 2 Teams will walk west from Cesar Chavez Blvd to 29th Ave and 2 Teams will walk east from Cesar Chavez to 50th or 52nd, with 1 Team on the north side of the street and the other Team on the south side. There will also be a Team for the 26th & Clinton area and we recently added the 11th/12th & Division area. Each of the 10 Teams will have a Team Leader. Metro will be collecting bags of litter at designated corners.
Graffiti: If you want to focus on cleaning off graffiti (painting over it or removing it with a safe citrus based solvent) or removing stickers, we’ll give you the supplies, training, and help to remove it.
Morning snacks/Lunch / raffle prizes: Coffee, breakfast snacks (by New Seasons) and lunch provided Pepino's Mexican Grill. During lunch, we'll raffle off prizes donated by local Hawthorne and Division businesses. When you return to the church and return the supplies, we'll give you a free raffle ticket.
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