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Please be sure to review and agree to SOLVE's Volunteer Safety Guidelines before attending an event.

Introducing a new way to celebrate Earth Day!

SOLVE is excited to launch a brand-new statewide event this April called the Oregon Spring Cleanup, presented by Portland General Electric. As we have for over fifty years, we will be supporting the efforts of awesome partners and amazing volunteers from around the state who are motivated to take care of their special place in Oregon.

This new event has its roots in the Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup (created in 1986) and SOLVE IT for Earth Day (started in 1990). We hope the Oregon Spring Cleanup will become a new family tradition for your loved ones 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.

There are dozens of great opportunities for celebrating Earth Day with SOVLE this year! Projects occur on various dates between April 10 and April 25. You can check out the list of projects and search by date and location, or you can check out the project map to find an event of interest to you.


Do you have an Earth Day project you'd like to add to the Oregon Spring Cleanup?

We are still accepting project applications from past partners and new leaders. If you are an experienced SOLVE project leader and you'd like to lead a litter pickup, beach cleanup, or habitat restoration project between April 10 and April 25, select the 'Create An Event' button 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 2021's Oregon Spring Cleanup, contact Education and Program Manager, Jon Schmidt at or (971) 346-2703. For questions about selecting a project to volunteer for, contact Outreach and Communications Coordinator, Larissa Gordon at or (503)943-2835.


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