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SOLVE has moved offices! As of August 1, 2022, our new address is 1501 SW Jefferson St. Portland, OR 97201

Opportunity Details

Holgate Channel Cleanup

Join SOLVE for a cleanup of the Willamette River’s Holgate Channel!

Located just south of the downtown Portland core, the ecologically-important Holgate Channel connects the 160-acre Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge and the Ross Island archipelago, providing habitat for native fish and wildlife species like the threatened Chinook Salmon, as well as other species that rely on the area for nesting, including bald eagles and great blue herons.

Spend the day outside and improve the environmental quality of the Holgate Channel! If you are an experienced boater, paddleboarder or kayaker we encourage you to BYOV (bring your own vessel). If you are on foot, we will be picking up trash along the riverbank at Sellwood Riverfront Park and slightly inland in Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge and the Springwater Corridor.  

When: Friday, July 29th, 2022, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Staggered Check-In: Event check-in will run from 8:45 AM to 9:15 AM. Arrive any time during this window. This will allow for a smaller crowd than checking in all at once. 

Advanced Registration: Pre-registration is encouraged. Please sign up (green button below) ahead of time so you can sign our electronic waiver to help avoid crowding during check-in. 

Meeting Location: Volunteers will meet at the boat dock at Sellwood Riverfront Park. Look for SOLVE signs and the check-in table. MAP.

What's Provided: Heavy-duty garbage bags, litter grabbers, safety vests, and work gloves are provided for all participants.

What You'll Need:

  • Workboots or sturdy shoes (no lightweight sneakers or open-toed footwear)
  • Gear appropriate for the weather conditions (hat, sunscreen, insect repellant, etc.)
  • Backpack to carry your items
  • Water bottle/snacks

COVID Safety: Following federal mandate changes, masks are not required but still encouraged to keep our immunocompromised communities safe.

Parking: Free parking is available in the parking lot and nearby streets. 

Boater Safety: If you plan to participate on the water, you must abide by Oregon laws. Review Oregon's safety regulations here

Bathrooms: Public restrooms will be available.

Youth Volunteers: Youth are welcome if accompanied by an attentive adult. Youth volunteers ages 14-17 can come without their guardian if their guardian prints and signs a youth waiver form and the youth volunteer brings it with them. Find the link to the youth waiver form here. Youth Waiver Form

Contact: For questions, please contact Jessica Tierney, at jessica@solveoregon or work phone (971) 346 2705. This number only accepts calls, not texts. 



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1501 SW Jefferson St. 
Portland, OR 97201
Tax Id #93-0579286