Take care of your community

Join thousands of volunteers on Saturday, September 19 for the SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup, presented by the Oregon Lottery, as we clean up Oregon’s waterways and take care of our parks, neighborhoods, and natural areas. Choose from over 100 projects across the state including litter cleanups, invasive plant removals, and planting of native trees and shrubs. Volunteers can find local project details and register online at solveoregon.org, or by calling 503-844-9571 x332.
During this year’s event, volunteers at litter cleanup sites will participate in a worldwide citizen-science effort by submitting data on the types of trash they collect. Top items collected by volunteers typically include cigarette filters, Styrofoam, plastic caps, fishing line, bottles and bags. Most plastics do not biodegrade, but instead break down into tiny pieces that can be harmful to fish, birds and marine mammals. Volunteers at restoration sites will also make a positive impact on wildlife and their habitats. Removal of invasive species, such as English ivy and Himalayan blackberry, helps native plants to thrive which reduces erosion, provides vital nutrients, and shades our streams.  Oregonians are urged to join SOLVE on September 19 to make a difference in their community. This year’s event runs from 10 a.m.   1 p.m. Volunteers are encouraged to pre-register online at solveoregon.org, or by calling 503-844-9571 x332.






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