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Opportunity Details

Cleanup Event in Gateway Neighborhood at NE Pacific & 99th



 


Join SOLVE in the Gateway Neighborhood for a cleanup in an urgent-need area  of Northeast Portland.

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.


NE Pacific and 99th, near the Gateway Fred Meyer and Tri-Met transfer station has become a targeted dumping ground for people tossing trash and furniture out of the back or their cars. During this cleanup, you will work with SOLVE staff in small groups to clean up piles of trash along parts in the area. 

This project is funded in part from a grant from Travel Oregon.



When: Saturday, September 18, 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 at the southwest corner of the Gateway Fred Meyer at NE Pacific and 99th. Map Link.

Address: 1111 NE 102nd Ave, Portland, OR 97220

What to Bring: Come wearing a face mask, 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. 

What's Provided: SOLVE will provide trash grabbers, trash bags, work gloves, and high-vis vests.


Parking/Getting There: Free parking is available in the Fred Meyer parking lot. This cleanup location is also less than 100 feet from the Gateway/99th Ave Max Station. 

Bathrooms: Restrooms will be available inside Fred Meyer for volunteers.

Accessibility: This event will will have limited accessibility for those with mobility concerns. 

Youth Volunteers: This will be a 18 and older event due to the expected increased amounts of hazardous materials that we will find at this location. 


Contact: Contact Peter Brewer at peter@solveoregon.org with any questions.  



Adult Education

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

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2000 SW 1st Ave
Suite 400
Portland, OR 97201
503.844.9571
Tax Id #93-0579286
 
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