Portland, OR. Do you need a reason to get outside this winter? SOLVE has the answer. Organizers says, “Fresh air and camaraderie are included. Blisters and sweat are optional.” Last year nearly 30,000 people pitched in at more than 900 different SOLVE projects throughout Oregon. You can get involved by signing up at this link.

Over 300,000 pounds of trash was removed from parks, streets and other public places in 2018.

SOLVE not only removed tons of litter, volunteers also planted at least 14,000 native trees and shrubs.

Is your company looking for team building opportunities? There’s an “Out of Office, Into Nature program.” https://www.solveoregon.org/corporate-volunteering

From SOLVE:

Our Mission Is Simple.

SOLVE is a statewide, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to bring Oregonians together to improve our environment and build a legacy of stewardship. We are dedicated to developing relationships among different groups, individuals, and businesses in pursuit of a common goal: to protect and preserve the places that make up our uniquely beautiful home. SOLVE mobilizes one of Oregon’s largest volunteer networks to clean up our beaches, parks, neighborhoods, and other natural spaces through litter cleanups, invasive plant removal, planting native trees and shrubs, and other environmental projects. We annually support nearly 30,000 volunteers in 900 projects throughout the state.

Originally called S.O.L.V. (Stop Oregon Litter and Vandalism), SOLVE was founded by Governor Tom McCall and other community leaders in 1969 to address the need for community action in our ever-growing state.

 

 

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