Your Vision. Your Community.
SOLVE's Project Oregon helps individuals, groups, students, and teachers organize volunteer projects throughout Oregon that engage volunteers in restoration and cleanup efforts. Projects begin with your vision and take place in your community.
Project Oregon is designed to support projects by providing planning assistance, project materials and small grants.
SOLVE provides active staff assistance, help with planning, organizing, recruiting volunteers and recognition. We help new projects get started and help existing volunteer efforts become stronger. A comprehensive coordinator's Handbook is provided to each coordinator. Lesson plans and project planning guides are available to students and teachers organizing service-learning projects
SOLVE provides free litter bags, signage for projects, vinyl gloves, safety vests, first aid kits and hazardous waste containers.
When available, SOLVE provides small grants (up to $100) for on-the-ground project expenses such as disposal fees, supplies, equipment rental, work gloves, plants and planting supplies and recycling and trash receptacles. Small grant information and restrictions.
Featured Project: Ma Olsen's Garden Annex
Rob Lee is the unassuming guy behind the slope side restoration project called Ma Olsen's Garden Annex. This SOLVE event site, located off busy Route 30 running through Linnton, is Rob's neck of the woods. It's easy to tell just how meaningful this area is to Rob as he describes the work he and other volunteers have diligently accomplished there. For the better part of a decade, Rob has lead the transformation from a seemingly impenetrable tangle of invasive plants and downed trees to an open hillside where dappled sunlight alights upon snowberry, Pacific trailing blackberry, and Oregon grape lined trails. As improved as the site is, Rob assures there's still plenty of work to be done in removing lingering English ivy and replacing it with lush native plants and shrubs. Come work with Rob to learn the art of "ivy rolling" and be enthralled with stories of the Linnton of old. Learn more about this amazing effort!
Oregon's Tsunami Debris Response
In response to what is becoming an unprecedented amount of marine debris in Oregon, SOLVE has taken a leading role with partners Surfrider Foundation, CoastWatch, Oregon Sea Grant and Washed Ashore, in forming a plan and a coordinated effort through our collaborative group, the Oregon Marine Debris Team. Our team is working in an effort to engage volunteer and citizen response in cooperation with local, state and federal agencies in marine debris removal projects.
Learn more about Oregon's coordinated response.
2013 Project Oregon Final Report Now Available
Have you already applied to lead a Project Oregon event with SOLVE?
Below are the resources you need to develop a successful project!
- SOLVE Supplies Order Form
- Small Grant Application Form
- Grant Reimbursement Form
- Small Grant Criteria and Information
- Editable flyer you can use to help recruit support for your project
Waivers and other forms
- Day of Event Report Form
- Adult Waiver Form
- Youth Waiver Form
- Public Property Owner Permission Form
- Private Property Owner Permission Form
Interested in volunteering?