Sandy City Cleanup
Who: Be the Change Community
What: Sandy City Cleanup
Where: Downtown Sandy, Oregon
When: August 15, 2020
How: Sponsored by SOLVE Oregon's 'SOLVE IT for Oregon' presented by PGE
Why: "City of Sandy. I walked my dog downtown and the amount of trash on our streets is disturbing to say the least. My non-profit organization Be the Change Community encourages others to do what we call our #5MinuteCleanups so on our walk I grabbed a pair of gloves and a trash bag from my backpack and cleaned up a 1 mile stretch. In that 1 mile, I filled 1 bag with 256 pieces of trash! '8 days later, 33 more pieces!' I have taken it upon myself to help be a part of the solution here in Sandy and I am asking for help from my fellow community members of Sandy, waste and water management companies like Hoodview Disposal and Sandy Watershed, city of Sandy officials and Clackamas county officials; I cannot do this alone!"
"There is an old saying that, 'Heavy lifting becomes light work when you have many hands.' Together we can find solutions to these issues. Together we are the change! Looking forward to working with you!"
*NOTE: Please stay home if you are feeling sick or if you have been exposed to anyone who is feeling sick.
The county is currently in Phase 1 of reopening so we will be respecting the guidelines and will cap our volunteers at 25.
Should something change prior to the event, we will evaluate our options at that time and be sure proper notice is given to volunteers.
This being said, please provide us with your preferred method of contact upon registration.
◘ Pre-registration is required for ALL events
(do not drop into any) to prevent the need to sign a waiver and used a shared pen. Register Now!
This city cleanup is family-friendly, and volunteers of all ages will find the event fun, educational and rewarding.
Be prepared by dressing for any weather, wearing sturdy shoes and bringing a mask, homemade is fine. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and CDC Guidelines and to help reduce plastic waste, you are encouraged to BYO (bring your own):
◘ Reusable bucket/bag
◘ Water bottle
◘ Hand sanitizer
Don’t forget about the small stuff! The most commonly found items of trash found on Oregon streets are tiny bits of plastic and cigarette butts, which can be harmful to animal life and end up in our waterways. ◘ Keep your eyes peeled for these items.
Last but not least:
◘ Don't forget to bring snacks and your reusable water bottle!
If you happen to forget, SOLVE will provide single use bags and gloves.
Project Leaders are taking additional precautionary steps:
◘ Providing single-use vinyl gloves or freshly washed and sanitized reusable work gloves when necessary
◘ Sanitation of all tools after each event
◘ When possible, scheduling events close to places where running water and soap are available
◘ When possible, staggering check-in times to prevent close proximity with over volunteers
◘ Asking all volunteers to pre-register for an event
Remember even the city can be dangerous!
◘ Avoid cars and major roadways.
Stay on the sidewalk.
◘ Keep your distance from animals.
◘ Keep your eyes peeled for animals nesting and do not ddisturb them.
◘ Never turn your back on the road!
◘ Please keep dogs on a leash.
◘ Steer clear of roped/fenced off areas.
◘ If you find any hazardous material, DO NOT PICK IT UP! Alert your Event Captain immediately for proper disposal.
Hauling and disposal services donated by the City of Sandy. Sponsored by SOLVE'S SOLVE IT for Oregon presented by PGE.
Be the Change Community & SOLVE’s priority has always been the health and safety of Oregon and our community members. The COVID-19 situation is rapidly changing, so the outlined precautions stated above only reflect our guidelines at this time. We will continue to update our volunteers, partners, and community members if our event guidelines shift.
We're here to answer any questions you may have.
It’s more fun to work as part of a team.
Bring a buddy, stay safe and have fun!
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8/15/20 8:00 AM