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Urgent Needs: Columbia Slough
Join SOLVE near 87th and Marx Dr for a cleanup in an urgent-need area near the Columbia Slough. SOLVE defines an Urgent Need cleanup as an area with a high concentration of litter that poses a threat to public safety and environmental quality.
Urgent Need cleanups are not family friendly or suitable for anyone under the age of 18 due to an increased presence of hazardous materials. Safety guidelines will be put in place before the cleanup begins.
During this cleanup, you will work with SOLVE staff in a small group to clean up piles of trash along the road near the slough. We will be meeting at Ventura Foods LLC in their parking lot. This project has been funded in part by a grant from Travel Oregon.
When: Saturday, September 25nd, 2021, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Advanced Registration Required: Pre-registration is required! Please sign up (green button below) ahead of time to guarantee your spot.
Meeting Location: Volunteers will be meeting in the Ventura Foods Plant Parking Lot
Address: 9000 NE Marx Dr, Portland, OR 97220 MAP LINK
What to Bring: Come wearing sturdy work boots, if you bring personal belongings please bring a backpack so you can pick up trash hands-free. Dress for the weather, wear closed-toed shoes, and long pants. Wear a hat and put on sunscreen if it is a sunny day. Also bring your cell phone, and a filled reusable water bottle.
COVID Safety: Masks are now required at check-in and outdoors when you cannot keep 6 ft distance.
What's Provided: SOLVE will provide trash grabbers, trash bags, work gloves, and high-vis vests. We will also provide water so everyone can stay hydrated!
Restrooms: There will be a restroom to use at this location.
Parking: Limited street parking
Transit: Closest bus line is 72
Accessibility: This area will not be easily accessible for folks with mobility concerns.
Youth Volunteers: This will be an 18 and older event due to the expected increased amounts of hazardous materials that we will find at this location.
Contact: Contact V Curbelo at email@example.com with any questions.
Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed
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