Volunteer registration is live for SOLVE’s Oregon Spring Cleanup, presented by Portland General Electric, on Saturday, April 23. Thousands of volunteers are expected to attend projects aimed at removing marine debris, litter, and invasive species from Oregon’s beaches, parks, neighborhoods, and natural spaces. SOLVE encourages you to join the volunteer effort!
The Oregon Spring Cleanup was created in 2021 when two of SOLVE’s legacy events, the Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup and SOLVE IT for Earth Day, were combined. Together, these two events have removed more than 17 million pounds of litter and engaged 250,000 volunteers since they began in 1986 and 1990, respectively.
Now, SOLVE invites volunteers to continue the legacy by joining the Oregon Spring Cleanup. Interested community members are invited to visit SOLVEOREGON.ORG to see a complete map of volunteer opportunities, learn more about each project, and sign up.
The Oregon Spring Cleanup is an opportunity to think global and act local this Earth Day. With dozens of projects across the state, many people will find an opportunity to get involved close to home.
SOLVE supports habitat restoration and litter cleanup projects. Removing invasive plant species creates healthier habitats. Native habitats improve water filtration, decrease erosion, and support local wildlife. Removing litter and marine debris also aids in water quality and marine health, among other benefits.
No matter which volunteer project someone chooses, they can feel good knowing their efforts improve Oregon’s environmental health.
SOLVE’s Oregon Spring Cleanup is comprised of a network of community leaders and partner organizations who collaborate with SOLVE to host volunteer projects in their own local communities.
SOLVE is still accepting applications to become an Oregon Spring Cleanup Event Leader. If you know of a natural area or neighborhood that could benefit from a volunteer litter cleanup or habitat restoration event, please get in touch! SOLVE provides free cleanup supplies, a tool library, small grants, project planning assistance, and more to anyone who wants to make a positive difference in their community.
To learn more about becoming a SOLVE Event Leader and to sign up for an existing volunteer project, please visit SOLVEOREGON.ORG.