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

Special Event Details

Beach and Riverside Cleanup

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Dates: 9/1/2022 - 9/30/2022

Calling all projects for the 2022 Beach & Riverside Cleanup!

September 17, 2022

SOLVE is excited to invite you to our statewide event this September: the Beach and Riverside Cleanup, presented by the Oregon Lottery! As always, we are excited to be supporting the efforts of community leaders around the state who are motivated to take care of their special place in Oregon.  


Our hope is that the Beach and Riverside Cleanup will become an annual family tradition for you and yours to join with other Oregonians in making the state a better place for both humans and wildlife, from Astoria to Brookings, Bandon to Burns, and all points in between. 


Volunteers will be able to register online for a Beach and Riverside project starting in mid-August.  


We are currently accepting projects and events from both past partners as well as new leaders! If you are a SOLVE Event Leader and you'd like to lead a litter pickup, beach cleanup, or habitat restoration project on September 17th, 2022 get started below:

If you have never led a SOLVE project before but are interested in doing so during this time period, follow the link to 'Become a SOLVE Leader' below. Together, we are taking care of Oregon. 


If you have any questions about submitting a project for 2022's Beach and Riverside Cleanup, presented by the Oregon Lottery, contact Program and Education Manager, Dave Lowe, or 971-346-2711


Sponsor this annual Oregon tradition! Contact Larissa Gordon at

2021 Results for the Beach & Riverside Cleanup 

Thank you Volunteers, Partners, and Sponsors! 

SOLVE celebrated its annual Beach & Riverside Cleanup, in partnership with the Oregon Lottery on September 25th, 2021. Volunteers pulled ivy and dug out blackberry vines from trails and parks. They came out to the beach, bringing their friends and family to help pick up after the summer crowds. Volunteer leaders shared their connection to Oregon’s special places, and parents showed their children how to make a difference safely. We all came together to take care of Oregon's watersheds, but instead of a one-weekend event this year projects around Oregon were supported for three weekends between September 18th and October 2nd.  

Almost 3,200 volunteers participated in 120 projects, removing 60,385 pounds of trash and marine debris and at least 32,717 square feet of invasive plants.  

SOLVE’s Beach & Riverside Cleanup has long been a statewide movement to protect and improve Oregon’s watersheds. With cleanups happening along waterways across the state and on nearly every mile of the Oregon Coast, the Beach & Riverside Cleanup has kept its promise to do just that. Since the start of the Beach & Riverside Cleanup, over 1.7 million pounds of litter have been removed by over 130,000 volunteers. Oregonians came out in full force, increasing the positive impact. 


Read the Final Report!


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SOLVE supports statewide projects year-round, every week and weekend. Check out our Events Calendar to find a project near you.

Are you interested in sponsoring the Beach & Riverside Cleanup? Contact to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.


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