Presented by Portland General Electric | April 26th, 2014

Be a part of the 25th annual SOLVE IT Earth Day event presented by Portland General Electric on Saturday April 26th from 9 am to 1 pm

Registration is now open for over 150 projects. Sign up today!

SOLVE IT, presented by Portland General Electric, is a celebration of Earth Day where volunteers dig in to take care of our parks, neighborhoods and waterways. SOLVE IT began in 1990 to clean up Portland area neighborhoods and address the problem of illegal dump sites. Since then, volunteers have removed more than 9 million pounds of litter and invasive plants. SOLVE had grown to become one of the largest Earth Day events in the nation. It now incorporates close to 200 projects each year across the state involving more than 6,000 volunteers each year.

Volunteer leaders from Oregon communities come forward annually with their ideas and projects and work with SOLVE to make those ideas a reality. 2014 will mark the 25th Anniversary of this great program and there is still lots of work to do. We can't wait to have you involved. Sign up today to lead a project or to join an existing volunteer event on April 26th!


Featured Projects

With over 150 projects to choose from it can be hard to decide where to go for your Earth Day Celebration. Here are a few featured locations that are still in need of helping hands! Be sure to check out our full event calendar for more opportunities near you!

Portland Metro Area

Lilly K. Johnson Woods Litter Pick Up/Beaverton

Milo McIver State Park Meadow Restoration/Estacada

Estacada Spring Cleanup Day/Estacada

Pull out invasives at Blue Lake's Disc Golf Course/Fairview

Marylhurst University Cleanup Day/Marylhurst

Molalla River Cleanup & Corridor Enhancement/Molalla

Gateway Green Cleanup/Portland


Deer Creek Ivy Pull/Portland

Depot Park and Beaver Creek Earth Day/Troutdale

Blandford Canyon Ivy Pull/Vancouver

Mary S. Young Park Earth Day/West Linn


Other Oregon Projects

Champoeg State Heritage Area Ivy Pull/St. Paul – Happening on 4/19

Leo Adler Pathway Clean Up/Baker City

Crook County Cleanup/Prineville

Garlic Mustard Pull/Trail Repair/Rogue River

Minto-Brown Park Restoration/Salem

Mill Creek Cleanup Project/Salem

Cape Lookout Earth Day Ivy Pull/Tillamook

Cottonwood Canyon Native Plant Restoration/Wasco

4th Annual Cougar Mountain Riders Association Woods Cleanup/Otis – Happening on 4/27

Fox Creek Trail Clean Up/Rainier – Happening on 5/3

This year SOLVE IT is taking place on Saturday, April 26th, 2014 with some projects the weekends before and after the main event.

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Quintin Bauer
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