Helping the Environment One Cleanup at a Time

The non-profit sustainability group SOLVE and other partners brought together more than 315 volunteers, including Carolyn McCormick, president and CEO of the WCVA, as well as members of the Travel Portland staff, for a Halloween-themed Downtown Portland Litter Cleanup. Families, businesses and community members were among the Portlanders who came out to give back to the city. Together, these volunteers made Downtown Portland a cleaner place by collecting 3,645 pounds of litter from city streets, sidewalks and green spaces.

Volunteers help to keep Portland clean at a SOLVE event
On October 30th, more than 315 volunteers from the Portland region, including the hospitality and tourism industry and community leaders volunteered their time for a Halloween-themed Downtown Portland Litter Cleanup.

These events, which started in September, have attracted hundreds of volunteers from the Portland region, who have moved more than 6,500 pounds of litter from downtown Portland.

Founded in 1969, SOLVE’s mission is to bring Oregonians together to improve the environment and build a legacy of stewardship. SOLVE holds events–litter cleanups, removal of invasive species and planting of native trees and shrubs– throughout the state to improve the health and safety of neighborhoods and natural areas including the coast, rivers, parks and forests.

Upcoming Cleanup Events in Tualatin Valley
MLK Day of Service – Tidy Up Downtown, hosted by the Hillsboro Downtown Partnership

Monday, January 18, 2021, 8-11 a.m.
Monday, January 18, 2021, 12-3 p.m.

Learn more about SOLVE, create your own cleanup event or sign up for an upcoming event >>> 

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