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Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9am-1pm
As the number of people visiting and moving to our beautiful state continues to grow, it has become more important than ever to keep it clean and healthy! Let's come together to make this Earth Day the largest ever, picking up litter, removing invasive plants, and planting native trees and shrubs across Oregon. Together we can make sure Oregon can remain the amazing place we all love. Registration opens Feb 6th! http://solveoregon.org/what-we-do/solve-it-earth-day
Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 10am-4pm
Here's your chance to learn how to make a difference in your community! Join SOLVE for a free hands-on workshop where you’ll learn how to envision and lead successful volunteer projects to improve the environment in your community. Participants will learn the basics of watershed restoration, planning stages, outreach techniques and will be exposed to all of the tools available for their projects through SOLVE. Specific topics include volunteer recruitment and management, project logistics and safety, preventing volunteer burnout, working with the media, and fundraising. Feel free to bring along project ideas and receive feedback to get you started that day. The training is free for anyone that leads a SOLVE project within one year of the training. Lunch is provided!
Monday, September 26, 2016 at 10am
Join volunteers for this monthly Third Saturday Cleanup in Northwest Portland. Pick up litter and remove graffiti in the area. Join us for some coffee and conversation afterward. Volunteers should come prepared with completed waiver forms (if possible) and work gloves on cold days. Activities include: Litter Cleanup.
Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 8am-5pm
Join thousands of volunteers on September 24 for the SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup as we take care of Oregon’s neighborhoods, parks, and natural areas. It’s an easy, fun way to get outside, meet your neighbors, and make a difference by cleaning up litter and marine debris, removing invasive plants, or planting native trees and shrubs at project sites along the entire coast and across the state. Part of the International Coastal Cleanup and National Public Lands Day, this event has been a family-friendly Oregon tradition for over three decades. Get involved today and make a difference for tomorrow! Visit solveoregon.org or call 503-844-9571 ext. 332 or 1-800-333-SOLV for more details.
Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 9am-1pm
Here's your chance to learn how to make a difference in your community! Join SOLVE for a hands-on workshop where you’ll learn how to envision and lead successful volunteer projects to improve the environment in your community. Participants will learn the basics of watershed restoration, planning stages, outreach techniques and will be exposed to all of the tools available for their projects through SOLVE. Specific topics include volunteer recruitment and management, project logistics and safety, preventing volunteer burnout, working with the media, and fundraising. Feel free to bring along project ideas and receive feedback to get you started that day. The training is free for anyone that leads a SOLVE project within one year of the training. Lunch is provided! Register online here: http://solveoregon.org/get-involved/events/volunteer-action-training
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 5:45pm through Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 6:45pm
5:45pm through Saturday, June 11 at 6:45pm
Join SOLVE staff to learn about the Oregon Adopt-A-River program and how you can help keep your favorite river, lake, or stream clean and healthy! Join us for light refreshments, giveaways, and time to share our passion for Oregon's beautiful waterways. There will be a short presentation followed by time for questions and discussion. See you there!
Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 8am-5pm
Be a part of the largest Earth Day event in Oregon on April 23! SOLVE IT for Earth Day supports Oregonians in taking care of our neighborhoods, parks, and natural areas. Our activities are a fun, easy way to get outdoors, meet your neighbors and make a difference for Oregon by joining a litter cleanup, removing invasive weeds, or planting native trees and shrubs. Only you can ensure our state is kept clean and healthy. Get involved today at solveoregon.org or call 503-844-9571 ext. 332 or 1-800-333-SOLV for more details.
Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 9am-2pm
Learn to identify common native plants of Oregon. Workshop includes going out into field, pizza and refreshments! Register online here: http://solveoregon.org/get-involved/events/native-plant-id-workshop
Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 9am-4pm
Celebrate the Oregon coast by giving back on March 26! Since 1986, the Oregon tradition of cleaning up our beaches has supported clean seas and healthy communities for our residents, visitors and wildlife. This is a family friendly event, covering the entire Oregon coast; it draws thousands of volunteers each year and all Oregonians are encouraged to join in. Pick your favorite beach and sign up to volunteer at solveoregon.org or call 503-844-9571 ext. 332 or 1-800-333-SOLV.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 6pm through Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 8:30pm
6pm through Thursday, January 28 at 8:30pm
This is a three-day training on January 26, 28 & 30. Training Schedule: Tuesday, January 26, 6-8:30 pm at the SOLVE office: stewardship, watershed basics, restoration strategies, and examples. Thursday, January 28, 6-8:30 pm at the SOLVE office: community involvement, working w/ volunteers, work-party management, and leadership techniques. Saturday, January 30, 10am - 3pm: FIELD DAY – Location To Be Determined: project examples, planting techniques, invasive plant removal techniques, and native plant identification. Stream Team Captains lead volunteers on stream restoration and enhancement projects throughout the Portland-metro area. SOLVE adopts restoration sites for three to five years working with volunteers, community groups, crews, agencies and other non-profit partners to improve the health and function of stream corridors and wetlands. Stream Team Captains provide leadership, organization and supervision to volunteers for Saturday morning events. Stream Team Captains also instruct volunteers in invasive plant removal techniques and proper planting techniques while working closely with SOLVE staff to fulfill stream restoration and enhancement goals. Upon completion of this training, Stream Team Captains commit to lead at least three Team Up volunteer events involving planting native species, invasive plant removal, native plant identification, mulching, and watering. Additional training in basic botany, bioengineering, advanced classes in native and invasive plant ID, as well as winter twig ID are also available to Stream Team Captains during the course of the year. Register online here: http://solveoregon.org/get-involved/events/stream-team-captain-training