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Urgent Needs Cleanup Event on West Schmeer Rd


Join SOLVE for a cleanup in an urgent-need area in North 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.

There are a few areas along Schmeer Road, near the Portland Raceway, that need our help. Join us on October 14th at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. 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, October 14th, 2021, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Meeting Location: 1501 N Schmeer Rd, Portland, OR 97217 - MAP LINK


Advanced Registration Required: Pre-registration is required! Please sign up (green button below) ahead of time to guarantee your spot.

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. Dress for the weather if it is a rainy 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: A portapotty will be made available to volunteers.

Parking: There will be free parking available at this locatoin

Transit: This event will be close to bus line 6.

Accessibility: This event will take place mostly on smooth surfaces but there may be varying terrain and event may include lifting items up to 30 lbs.

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 v@solveoregon.org with any questions.

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




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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
503.844.9571
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