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We at SOLVE, have taken time to reflect on the challenging and traumatic events of the past few weeks, and how we can support Black communities in Oregon. We have a lot of work to do. As anti-racism requires collective action, we vow to listen, learn, and adopt best practices, both internally and externally, to improve engagement opportunities that are accessible and rewarding to all.

To read SOLVE’s full Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement, please click here.

Thank you, Volunteers, Partners, and Sponsors!





In July 2020, SOLVE celebrated its 4th annual Pick it Up, Portland event at 12 neighborhoods throughout the city. 2,550 pounds of trash were collected from Portland neighborhoods, parks, and natural areas.

Pick it Up, Portland, a series of litter cleanups conducted in partnership with the City of Portland, is an effort to make Portland a safer, cleaner, and healthier city.With the help of our volunteers, partners, and sponsors, not only did we clean up Portland neighborhoods and parks but we also prevented litter from coming in contact with wildlife.    

As the “City of Bridges”, Portlanders have a special connection to water. Some storm drains, and the litter within them, flow directly into the Columbia or the Willamette River, while other waterways channel into nearby creeks and wetlands first.

When volunteers came together for Pick it Up, Portland they showed they cared for their community, including the natural spaces that make Portland so unique.



To find out more cleanups in the Portland area throughout the year, visit our Keep it Pretty, Rose City webpage.



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