SOLVE brings Oregonians together to improve the environment and build a legacy of stewardship.
Oregon is the land of pioneers. Modern-day
pioneers. We’re leaders, not followers. We embrace originality. We’re
experimental and environmental.
SOLVE was formed in 1969 by pioneering
Governor Tom McCall to mobilize our community on a mission to protect and
preserve this beautiful and unique place we call home.
Back then, our call-to-action was to Stop
Oregon Litter and Vandalism (SOLV). Fast forward over 45-years. While we remain
true to our original calling, we have evolved to SOLVE broader environmental
challenges; moving from an acronym to action. You may know us best from our
annual beach clean-ups, but that is just a drop in the ocean compared to what
we do every day to keep Oregon clean and green.
Our vision is an Oregon with healthy
land, water, and air. To make this real, we: (1) Clean, (2) Restore, (3) Educate, and
restore land and rivers through
removal of trash and invasive plants; and through the planting and maintenance
of native trees and shrubs.
Educate through service-learning on-site and in schools.
Involve our community through volunteerism in seven annual