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Opportunity Details

Urgent Needs: N Going St & N Greeley Ave

Join SOLVE at the intersection of N Going St & N Greeley Ave for a cleanup in an urgent-need area in North Portland near Madrona Park. 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. There are a few areas surrounding Madrona Park along North Going that need attention. Join us on August 28th! During this cleanup, you will work with SOLVE staff in small groups to clean up piles of trash in the area. This event will take place on the side of a road. We will mark off our workspace with cones.

When: Thursday, September 16th, 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 on the SE corner of the N Going St & N Greeley Ave Overpass. Look for directional signage. We will be south of Madrona City Park.
Address: N Greeley & Going Overpass, Portland, OR 97217 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: Portapotty will be on site.
Parking: You can park directly on the grass on the Greeley off ramp. Look for the Solve signs and Volunteers wearing high-viz vests. We recommend you bike to this location if possible, it is accessible by bike paths.
Transit: This location is right next to bus lines: 35, 72 & 85.
Accessibility: This event will have limited accessibility. This is not a recommended event for those 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 with any questions.

This project has been funded in part by a grant from Travel Oregon.

Litter Cleanup

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
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