Oregon is an amazing place and our beautiful waterways are a large reason why. Unfortunately, our waterways continue to be damaged by litter that is either disposed of directly into them or is carried by the runoff from developed areas.

Join us at an upcoming cleanup event!

High Rocks August Cleanup - Saturday, August 17

Park Cleanup at McLean House and Park - Saturday, August 17

Oak Bluff Area Cleanup at Mt. Scott Creek - Thursday, August 22

Springwater Trail Cleanup - Friday, August 23

Johnson Creek Cleanup - Saturday, August 24

Illamette Cleanup and Hip Hop Festival - Saturday, August 24

Sauvie Island Walton Beach Cleanup for August - Saturday, August 31

Down the River Cleanup on the Clackamas - Sunday, September 8

Or Organize your own!

Want to learn more ways to keep our waterways clean and clear all year round?

Oregon’s most common litter includes cigarette butts, plastic bottles and caps, food wrappers, and plastic bags. Animals often confuse these items with food, resulting in malnutrition, entanglement, or strangulation. Additionally, waterways that are littered reduce the enjoyment for boaters, fisherman, and those enjoying other outdoor recreation opportunities.

In 2018, SOLVE volunteers removed 8,480 pounds of trash including 23 tires. SOLVE and Water Environment Services invite all individuals and organizations that care about our waterways to join us in an effort to combat this problem through a summer of service: Four months of volunteer events focusing on litter removal along our beautiful waterways. People of all ages and all walks of life can take meaningful action to steward the places in which they live, work, and play.


2000 SW 1st Ave
Suite 400
Portland, OR 97201
Tax Id #93-0579286