Urgent Needs Cleanup Event at East Burnside and 97th
Join SOLVE at East Burnside 97th for a cleanup in an urgent-need cleanup event.
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.
Volunteers will work with SOLVE staff in small groups to clean up piles of trash in multiple areas. Part of the cleanup at this location we will be cleaning up trash in close proximity to active encampments as well as areas along I-205.
This project is funded in part from a grant from Travel Oregon.
When: Thursday September 30, 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 9817 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97216. MAP LINK.
Parking: Free street parking will be available along 99th Avenue.
COVID Safety: We are asking volunteers to wear a mask at this event. During this event volunteers will be working in close proximity with each other so we are requesting that all participants stay masked throughout the entire event.
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.
Getting There: This cleanup location is very close to bus stops along Trimet Bus line 20.
Bathrooms: Restrooms form the International Collision Repair building will be made available to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed
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