Mission Statement

Bring Oregonians together to improve our environment and build a legacy of stewardship. With over 900 projects across the state each year, over 30,000 SOLVE volunteers work hard to remove invasive plant species, plant native trees and shrubs, remove litter and marine debris, and monitor and maintain restoration sites.


As SOLVE turns 50, we have a lot to celebrate. A half-century of bringing people together, from all walks of life and every corner of the state. Of getting people out and answering the call. Cleaning up our beaches, parks, neighborhoods and natural spaces. Reaching out, digging in and picking up. By restoring vitality, planting new beginnings and keeping invaders at bay. Developing diverse relationships. By partnering, collaborating and engaging. Honoring the pioneers of our past and building on their legacy. Together. With an unstoppable force of volunteers, thirty thousand strong and one hundred percent committed. We are individuals, businesses, neighbors, families and friends. These are our communities. Our unique places. Our rivers and streams, lakes and mountains, land and sea. Our pride and joy. It’s in our nature to protect it for generations to come. Together, we are taking care of Oregon.

Program Details

Our volunteer projects are community led and are available throughout Oregon, year-round.
Days of Service
Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup - March
Help clean the entire Oregon coast at one of 45 project sites.
SOLVE IT for Earth Day - April
Join Oregon's largest Earth Day event and improve our state.
Beach & Riverside Cleanup - September
Pick your favorite Oregon beach or join one of over 100 events statewide.
Year-Round Programs
Project Oregon
Create and lead a project for your favorite natural area or neighborhood.
Oregon Adopt-A-River
Take ownership of your favorite waterway anywhere in the state of Oregon.
Out of Office, Into Nature
Get the team outside with our one-stop solution for corporate volunteering.
Special Projects
Summer Waterway Cleanups
Join SOLVE and Water Environment Services from May 1 to August 31 as we work to clean up waterways throughout the Portland-Metro area. Volunteer at an exisitng event, or create your own! Let's work together to keep our waterways clean and healthy!
Pick It Up, Portland
SOLVE and the City of Portland invite you to join Pick it up, Portland! – a two day, city-wide, clean up event, focusing on litter removal throughout Portland.

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2000 SW 1st Ave. Suite 400
Portland, OR 97201
United States
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