SOLVE Looking For Earth Day Volunteers

Every April, the world celebrates Earth Day. And while many in our communities want to help, they are unsure of what they can do. SOLVE, the state wide environmental non-profit, is calling for volunteers to participate in the annual SOLVE IT for Earth Day event on April 26th, one of the largest Earth Day events in the nation.

SOLVE and thousands of Oregonians will mobilize across the state for the 25th annual SOLVE IT for Earth Day event, from 9am to 1pm. Volunteers can find local project details and opportunities to get involved at or by calling SOLVE at 503-844-9571, extension 321.

Litter and marine debris are a serious problem. They are a threat to wildlife because they are confused with food, resulting in malnutrition, entanglement or strangulation. Even the smallest bits of trash can be harmful. Oregon’s water, wildlife and economy are threatened by invasive species. These travelers from faraway lands do not have natural predators or competitors when they reach our shores, forests and backyards, and they spread quickly. Native plants and animals are pushed out, and entire ecosystems and agricultural areas can be seriously degraded or destroyed.

SOLVE is a nonprofit organization that brings people together to improve the environment and build a legacy of stewardship. Over four decades, the organization has grown from a small, grassroots group to a national model for volunteer environmental action. Today, SOLVE mobilizes and trains thousands of volunteers across Oregon to clean up beaches and rivers, and restore watersheds. Visit for more information.

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 27th, 2014 and is filed under Local News, Public Service Announcements, State News.