Project leaders needed for SOLVE IT for Earth Day

SOLVE is excited to announce that they are accepting applications for volunteers to lead Earth Day projects for the 27th annual SOLVE IT for Earth Day event.

SOLVE IT for Earth Day projects will take place across the state on Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Also as part of SOLVE IT, teachers are encouraged to involve their students in service-learning activities any time between April 18 and April 29. The deadline for applications is Monday, Feb. 1.

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Project leaders receive assistance for Earth Day volunteer projects, including project planning and training, event flyers and pre-event publicity, online volunteer registration, and cleanup project supplies. SOLVE also has a limited number of grants of up to $100 for reimbursement of project expenses.

The SOLVE IT for Earth Day program supports Oregonians who help take care of our parks, waterways and neighborhoods by picking up trash, pulling invasive weeds and planting native trees and shrubs.

Last year, SOLVE IT helped 9,300 Oregonians volunteer at over 165 sites across Oregon.

“Oregon’s beautiful parks, natural areas, and neighborhoods are unique treasures that we all love to enjoy, but we also have a responsibility to take of our amazing state! The health and beauty of Oregon depends on the volunteer leaders who step up and commit to making a positive difference in the environment for Earth Day, SOLVE is ready to help individuals, community groups, and government agencies organize successful volunteer events in their community to take care of the special natural areas, parks, and neighborhoods they love, ” said Quintin Bauer, SOLVE Statewide Team Leader.

Since 1990, SOLVE IT volunteers have removed more than 15 million pounds of invasive plants and litter from illegal dumpsites, neighborhoods, and natural areas.

Interested volunteer leaders can visit to apply online or call SOLVE at 503-844-9571.