Portlanders came out in force on Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23 to make a difference for the second annual Pick it up, Portland!, a city-wide litter cleanup event. This event is a partnership between SOLVE and the City of Portland with support from event sponsors Daimler, Pacific Power, Wells Fargo, Harper Houf Peterson Righellis, Advantis Credit Union, Ethos Commercial Advisors, Everett Street Autoworks, Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability, and Central City Concern.
An estimated 3,400 pounds of trash, including thousands of cigarette butts, were collected from 11 neighborhoods around the city. The event is a huge win for local community members, businesses, and urban natural areas, and is paving the way for even more city cleanups and restoration projects year round.
Questions? Contact SOLVE Program Director, Quintin Bauer, at 503-844-9571 Ext. 321 or firstname.lastname@example.org.