UPDATE – Due to projected high temperatures, SOLVE Oregon canceled this afternoon event. All Pick it Up, Portland! morning events will continue as planned.
In one week, volunteers across Portland will make a group effort to clean the city. The coordinated events are part of an annual SOLVE Oregon Pick it Up, Portland! program, celebrating its fifth year. On Saturday, June 26th, Montavilla residents can participate in the cleanup efforts and help remove the ample amounts of trash in the area.
Pick it Up, Portland! in Montavilla will run from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, with participants gathering in Montavilla Park’s parking lot. SOLVE prefers participants signup in advance on the group’s website, although drop-in volunteers will be accommodated while cleaning supplies last. Participants receive trash gabbers, gloves, Trash bags, and safety vests to use during the two-hour cleanup.
SOLVE cleanups occur year-round, and there are always opportunities to help clean. The Pick it Up, Portland! cleanup weekend seeks to jump-start the cleaning season and help make Portland a cleaner, healthier place for all.
Disclosure: the author of this article organizes SOLVE cleanups and is leading this event.