Project Oregon

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.

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Planning Assistance

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

Project Materials

SOLVE provides free litter bags, signage for projects, vinyl gloves, safety vests, first aid kits and hazardous waste containers.

Small Grants

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: Second Saturday Cleanups

Volunteer leader Phill Selinger spends every second saturday of the month cleaning up North-West Portland. With his help volunteers will always have a chance to keep their city looking its best. 

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.

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Roberta Sommer
Program Coordinator
503-844-9571 x336

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!

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Project Oregon Sponsors

Major Sponsors