Volunteers sought for Portland-wide SOLVE cleanups
Volunteers are needed for SOLVE's fifth annual Pick It Up, Portland! event on Friday, June 25, and Saturday, June 26.
This citywide cleanup event is hosted by the nonprofit organization in partnership with Pacific Power, the city of Portland and other organizations. It is an opportunity for residents across the city to roll up their sleeves and help clean up the city.
"Pick It Up, Portland! comes at an important time for our city. We are expecting many businesses, venues and other attractions to reopen soon," Mayor Ted Wheeler said. "We want Portlanders to feel welcome in all parts of our city when that happens. Cleanup events like this help get us there."
More than 20 cleanup activities will take place in neighborhoods across the city. SOLVE will provide volunteers supplies including heavy-duty garbage bags, litter grabbers, safety vests and vinyl gloves. Volunteers must wear face coverings and closed-toed shoes.
As this city-wide cleanup event approaches, SOLVE also is launching a Pick It Up, Portland! fundraising campaign with a goal of raising $10,000 to help cover the cost of cleanup kits for the future.
SOLVE also is partnering with the Transition Projects social service agency during the Friday, June 25, event. Volunteers can support Transition Project's work with Portlanders experiencing homelessness by donating men's underwear and belts at donation drop bins located at the check-in areas for the cleanup events.
To sign up for a Pick It Up, Portland! cleanup event, go to the SOLVE website.
Friday, June 25
Staggered check-ins from 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. These events run until 11:30 a.m.
• Lloyd District
• Sellwood Riverfront Park
• Central Eastside Industrial District
• Downtown Cleanup at The Benson Hotel
• The Pearl District
• Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Saturday, June 26
Event times will be different for each event. Details within each link. Additional projects may be added.
• East Portland Cleanups
• Peace Memorial Park/Lloyd EcoDistrict Cleanup
• Oaks Bottom Refuge Habitat Restoration
• St. Johns Clutter Busters - St. Johns Pick Up
• Pick It Up, Portland! 82nd Ave Cleanup from SE Woodstock to Johnson Creek Blvd
• Brooklyn Neighborhood Cleanup for Pick It Up, Portland!
• Foster Floodplain Natural Area & Springwater Trail Cleanup
• City Team Portland/City Beautification of East Portland
• Park Lane Reformed Church/City Beautification of Rockwood
• Imago Dei Eastside/City Beautification of Gleason
• Compassion Southeast/City Beautification of Southeast Portland
• St. Johns Church/City Beautification of St. Johns
• New Hope Church, Mt. Scott/City Beautification of Flavel
• Highland Christian Center/City Beautification of NE Glisan
• Overlook Park Cleanup
• West Portland Cleanups
• Slabtown Cleanup
• 4th Saturday Cleanup in Northwest Portland
• Willamette River Superfund Tour, Litter Cleanup & Nature Walk!
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