Tuesday, January 8, 2013
SOLVE is accepting applications for volunteers to lead Earth Day projects through our annual event, SOLVE IT presented by Portland General Electric.
SOLVE IT events will take place across the state on Saturday, April 20. Also as part of SOLVE IT, teachers are encouraged to involve their students in service-learning activities any time between April 14-28.
The deadline for applications is Thursday, Jan. 31.
Project leaders receive assistance for local Earth Day projects, including free project planning assistance and training, event flyers and pre-event publicity, online volunteer registration, and cleanup project supplies. SOLVE also has a limited number of grants of up to $100 for reimbursement of project expenses.
SOLVE IT supports Oregonians who help take care of parks, waterways and neighborhoods by picking up trash, pulling invasive weeds, planting trees and taking care of watersheds in other ways.
Last year, SOLVE IT helped 6,500 Oregonians volunteer at over 220 sites across Oregon.
SOLVE IT offers a great opportunity for individuals, community groups, teachers, and students to make a positive impact on the special places we love,” said Quintin Bauer, SOLVE Program Coordinator.
Visit www.solv.org to apply online (SOLVE IT Application) or call SOLVE at 503-844-9571 or 1-800-333-SOLV (toll-free in Oregon).
SOLVE IT is one of many ways that SOLVE brings Oregonians together to improve the environment and build a legacy of stewardship.
Every year, SOLVE mobilizes and trains tens of thousands of volunteers across Oregon to clean up beaches and rivers, and restore watersheds. Over four decades, the organization has become a national model for volunteer environmental action.
Visit www.solv.org for more information.
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