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, promotional stickers, 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. Grant information and restrictions.
Featured Project: Cathedral Park Cleanup
For the past three years volunteer leader Anisha Scanlon has been working to keep Cathedral Park in North Portland clean and healthy. So far more than 250 volunteers have removed 7,600 pounds of trash from the park!
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.
Become a SOLVE Donor
We rely on supporters like you to help us achieve clean water, stronger communities, and a better future for Oregon.
2011 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?