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Opportunity Details

Central Eastside Beach & Riverside Cleanup with Subaru of Portland

Join SOLVE for our annual Beach & Riverside cleanup to beautify our city and keep our waterways clean. The first Beach & Riverside Cleanup took place in 1986, and this year’s projects mark decades of stewardship of Oregon’s waterways from source to sea! Since the event’s inception, more than 2.5 million pounds of litter and marine debris have been collected across Oregon. That is equal to the weight of six Boeing 747 airplanes. Last year, nearly 3,000 volunteers at 147 sites across Oregon resulted in approximately 50,000 pounds of litter and marine debris being collected and removed. Saturday, September 16th, is also International Coastal Cleanup Day and SOLVE is teaming up with the Ocean Conservancy Group to be a part of the worldwide effort to eliminate trash from our coastline. Come be a part of this amazing event and effort to clean our local waterfront! This event is in partnership with Subaru of Portland.

Advanced Registration: Is required. Please sign up (green button below) ahead of time to guarantee your spot.

Meeting Location: We will be meeting in the west parking lot of the Nova Building on SE Clay and 2nd Avenue.

Address: 1600 SE 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97214 | Map Link

What to Bring: Volunteers are encouraged to bring any personal supplies that will help our resources go further such as garbage bags, work gloves, buckets, trash grabbers, etc. If you bring personal belongings wear a backpack so that you can pick up trash hands free. Wear closed-toed shoes and dress for the weather. Bring a rain jacket if the forecast calls for rain and wear sunscreen and a hat if it is sunny. This event will go on rain or shine. And it is also recommended that volunteers bring a re-usable water bottle to stay hydrated during the event.

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

Restrooms: Bathrooms will be available at local businesses.

Parking: Free parking is available at the event location.

Transit: This event is within walking distance to Grand and Water Ave which has several bus lines and the Portland Streetcar.

Accessibility: This area is accessible for folks with mobility concerns.

Translation Services: There will not be a Spanish speaker present at this event.

Youth Volunteers: Volunteers 13 and under must be accompanied by an authorized adult.

Groups: If you are volunteering with multiple people for this event please register as a Team. See this short guide for how to register as a Team SOLVE | How-To-Guide (

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Litter Cleanup

Age Minimum (with Adult): 1+, Minimum Age:14+

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