Celebrating Earth Day, the SOLVE way!
The first-ever, Oregon Spring Cleanup, presented by Portland General Electric, is off to an awesome start with dozens of volunteer projects successfully held recently throughout the state. Event leaders from many different organizations and affiliations organized beach and litter cleanups, as well as habitat restoration projects throughout the state. Volunteers came out to enjoy the beautiful spring weather and help make a difference in their communities and natural spaces. As of April 17, a total of 2,471 volunteers had removed 22,256 pounds of litter and marine across the state!
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 SOLVE this year! Projects occur on various dates through 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.
For volunteering or registration questions, contact Outreach and Communications Coordinator, Larissa Gordon at email@example.com or (503)943-2835.