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					SOLV IT - 2010
Statewide Earth Day Event
      Presented by:




      Major Sponsors:




                              Media Sponsor:




                            Additional Support:
                             SOLV Members
      TABLE OF CONTENTS



      Executive Summary & History………………………………………………………page 3

      Photo Gallery…………………………………………………………………………page 4

      SOLV IT Project Partners……………………………………………………………page 6-10

      Event Coordinators…………………………………………………………………...page 11-14

      Project Map……………………………………………………………………………page 15

      Publicity, Education & Evaluation…………………………………........................page 16 & 17

      Program Description………………………………………………………………….page 18




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    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    The 21st annual SOLV IT Earth Day drew 7,296 volunteers. The
    projects took place at 193 sites throughout Oregon. 55 of those sites
    involved students in service-learning projects the week before and
    the week after the main event, which occurred on Saturday, April
    17th. With SOLV support, volunteers completed the following list of
    impressive accomplishments:

     Collected 149,016 lbs. of litter, illegally dumped waste and items
      dropped off at neighborhood cleanup events.
     Removed 179,230 lbs. of non-native, invasive plants.                  HISTORY
     Recycled scrap metal totaling an estimated 17,089 lbs.
     Recycled 1,129 pounds of glass, paper and plastic.                    Since 1990, SOLV IT volunteers have removed approximately 15
     Recycled 2,497 pounds of tires.                                       million pounds of solid waste, green waste, and litter from illegal
     Planted 5,528 native trees and shrubs.                                dumpsites, neighborhoods, and natural areas.
     Conducted watershed restoration site maintenance and
      monitoring.                                                           Responding to the community’s changing needs, SOLV IT projects
                                                                            have included cleaning up illegal dumpsites and neighborhoods, trail
                                                                            maintenance, wetland and watershed restoration, and other
                                                                            community volunteer projects.
                                                                            This year, under SOLV’s newly adopted strategic plan, SOLV IT
                                                                            was expanded statewide and nearly doubled the number of projects.
                                                                            Activities were limited to cleanup, invasive vegetation removal,
                                                                            planting native trees and shrubs, and monitoring and maintenance
                                                                            of watershed restoration projects.

                                                                            ABOUT SOLV

                                                                            As Oregon’s largest non-profit volunteer organization, SOLV
                                                                            provides more than 50,000 volunteer opportunities every year.
                                                                            This year, SOLV volunteers and projects continue to benefit more
                                                                            than 250 communities throughout Oregon.


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PHOTO GALLERY




         Volunteers from Tri-City              Scotch Broom removal in Seaside                 Digging weeds in The Dalles




  Saving trees from English Ivy in Dayton   Planting natives at Silver Falls State Park   Alsea volunteers clean up roadside litter



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                               SOLV IT Project Sponsors & Partners
          Thank you for your support! We attribute the success of the event to the tremendous support of our
                  sponsors, partners, volunteers, property owners/managers and in-kind donors—
                           without whose support this event would not have been possible.

                                                  Presenting Sponsor
                                                Portland General Electric

                                                     Major Sponsors
                                                  Clean Water Services
                                                 First Tech Credit Union
                                                          Metro
                                         Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
                                                 WARN Industries, Inc.

                                                 Supporting Sponsors
                                                        Chevron
                                                    City of Hillsboro
                                              Hawthorn Farm Athletic Club
                                              Waste Management of Oregon
                                                         Zipcar

                                                    Media Sponsor
                                                    KINK fm 101.9

                              Additional support for educational programming provided by:
                                           Oregon Department of Transportation
                                                   Starbucks Foundation

                                                  Additional Support
                                                   SOLV Members


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Project Partners/Volunteers/In-Kind Supporters   Chemeketa Community College
A.C. Houghten Elementary School                  Chenowith Elementary School
Agilyx Corp.                                     Chevron
Alcatel                                          Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
All State Insurance Company                      City of Beaverton
Aloha High School                                City of Coos Bay
Alsea Economic Development Committee             City of Corvallis
Alsea High School                                City of Cottage Grove
Alsea Junior High School                         City of Creswell
AmeriCorps Northwest Service Academy             City of Dayton
AmeriCorps VISTA                                 City of Fairview
Amity Elementary School                          City of Gladstone
Arata Creek School                               City of Gresham
Arleta Triangle                                  City of Hillsboro
ASI Glen Echo                                    City of Klamath Falls
Aspen Dental                                     City of Lowell
Astor Elementary School                          City of Medford
Astoria High School                              City of North Plains
Astoria School District                          City of Oregon City
Bear Creek Education Partners                    City of Pilot Rock
Bear Creek Watershed Council                     City of Portland
Beaverton School District                        City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services
The Boeing Company                               City of Portland Office of Transportation
Bonneville Environmental Foundation              City of Prineville
Bonneville Power Administration                  City of Salem
Boy Scouts of America                            City of Sandy
Browning Ferris Industries                       City of Sherwood
Buckman Neighborhood Association                 City of Tigard
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)                  City of Troutdale
Burlington Northern                              City of Tualatin
Cargill Integrated Bakery                        City of Ukiah
Cascade ASPCC                                    City of Vancouver
Cascade High School                              City of Vernonia
Catlin Gabel School                              City of West Linn
Centennial School District                       City of Wood Village
Century High School                              City Repair Project
Chehalem Elementary School                       Clackamas County
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Clackamas County Dump Stoppers              Forest Grove School District
Clif Bar Inc.                               Forest Park Neighborhood Association
Club Able                                   Fowler Middle School
CoEnergy                                    The Freshwater Trust
Columbia County                             Friends of Beaverton Creek
Columbia County Land Development Services   Friends of Cathedral Park Neighborhood Association
Columbia Sportswear                         Friends of Dibblee Point
Concordia University                        Friends of Fox Creek
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs         Friends of Moore Park
Congregation Neveh Shalom                   Friends of Peninsula Crossing Trail
Cool Wool 4-H Sheep Club                    Friends of Pier Park
Coos Soil & Water Conservation District     Friends of Silver Falls
Coquille Watershed Association              Friends of Vermont Creek
Corvallis Parks & Recreation                Garbarino Disposal Service
Corvallis School District                   Geo 300
CREST                                       Girl Scouts of the USA
Creswell School District                    Gladstone High School
Crook County Parks & Recreation District    Golf Score Cards, Inc.
Crooked River Watershed Council             Great Afternoons
The Crossing Church                         Greater Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce
Cully Association of Neighbors              Greater Oregon City Watershed Council
Dallas High School                          Gresham High School
Deschutes Land Trust                        Gresham Optimist Club
Dollar Stretcher                            Hands On Greater Portland
Dutch Bros. Coffee                          Harkins House
Earth Crusaders                             Heery International
EC Company                                  Hillsboro 2020 Latino Outreach Committee
Echo Shaw Elementary School                 Hillsboro Argus
Educational Service District                Hillsboro Fire Department
Enterprise Elementary School                Hillsboro Garbage Disposal
Enterprise School District                  Hillsboro High School
Farm Worker Housing                         Hillsboro Parks & Recreation
First Tech Credit Union                     Hillsboro School District
Flannery’s Drop Box Service                 Hood River Watershed Council
Floyd Light Middle School                   Hudson Garbage Service
Forest Grove Community School               Humanists of Portland/Vancouver
Forest Grove High School                    IBM
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Immanuel Lutheran Church                            McCann’s Tires
Integrated Bakery Resources                         McKenzie Watershed Council
Intel Corporation                                   McNarly McNary Hall
The International School                            MEETinPORTLAND
Island Station Neighborhood Association             Metro
Izaak Walton League of America                      MidCoast Watershed Council
Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve                    Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council
Jackson School Homeowners Association               Miller Education Center East
Jefferson Elementary School 4-H Wildlife Stewards   Miller Nash
Jefferson Nature Center                             Milton-Freewater School District
Jesuit High School                                  Molalla High School
John Boy’s Mercantile                               Molalla Rifle Club
Kelly Elementary School                             Molalla RiverWatch, Inc.
Kennedy/Jenks Consultants                           MonkyDo Roots & Shoots
Kenton Neighborhood Association                     Monument Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD)
Kerns Neighborhood Association                      Mosier Community School
Key Club                                            Mt. Hood Community College
King Elementary School                              Mt. Scott Fuel
Kiwanis Club H.O.P.E                                Myrtle Creek-Tri City Area Chamber of Commerce
Klamath County Museums                              Myrtle Creek Youth Litter Patrol
Klamath Falls American Legion                       Multnomah County
La Salle High School                                National Charity League Oregon Rose Chapter
Ladd Hill Community Planning Organization           National Forest Foundation
Lakeridge High School                               Nationwide Insurance
Lane Community College                              Natural High Rafting
Les Schwab                                          The Nature Conservancy
Liberty High School                                 Neah-Kah-Nie Jr/Sr High School
Linfield College                                    Nehalem Elementary School
Lions Club                                          New Seasons Market
Living Spirit Healing Center                        Newberg Downtown Association
Lookin for Litter                                   Newberg High School
Lower Columbia Canoe Club                           Newberry Road Neighbors
Lower Nehalem Community Trust                       Nike
Marion County                                       North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District
Marshfield Senior High School                       North Marion Peace Club
Mary S. Young Park Volunteers                       North Wasco School District
May Roberts Elementary School                       Northeast Coalition of Neighbors
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Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance                   Portland General Electric
Northwest Forest Conservancy                           Portland Marriott Downtown
Northwest Steelheaders                                 Portland Metro Mocha Moms
Northwest Trail Alliance                               Portland Parks & Recreation
OBEPC                                                  Portland Public Schools
Oregon 4-H                                             Portland State University
Oregon Bass and Panfish Club                           Portland Water Bureau
Oregon City Evangelical Church                         Portsmouth Neighborhood Association
Oregon City Garbage Company                            Private Property Owners
Oregon City School District                            Project Plus
Oregon City Women’s Club                               PUMP
Oregon Clothing Optional Beach Alliance (ORCOBA)       Qualxserv
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality             Rachel Carson Environmental Middle School
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife                 Realty Trust Group
Oregon Department of Forestry                          Reed College
Oregon Department of State Lands                       The Regence Group
Oregon Department of Transportation                    Reynolds High School
Oregon Equestrian Trails                               Reynolds Middle School
Oregon Kayak and Canoe Club                            Rivercrest Neighborhood Association
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department                 Riverbend Landfill
Oregon River Games                                     Rogue Disposal & Recycling
Oregon School Employees Association AFT                Roots & Shoots Club
Oregon State University Crop & Soil Science Students   Roots Reality
Oregon Tilth, Inc.                                     Rural Development Initiatives, Inc.
Parr Lumber                                            Sabrix Software Company
Partnerships for Student Achievement                   Safeway
Parsons Brinkerhoff                                    Salem-Kaiser School District
Perkins Coie                                           Sandy High School
PHLUSH                                                 Santiam Canyon School District
Pilot Rock School District                             Santiam High School
Pleasant Valley Elementary School                      Scappoose Bay Watershed Council
Ponderosa Elementary School                            Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Poorboy Offroad                                        Scottsburg Community Service Association
Port Orford Parks District                             ShoreBank Pacific
The Portland Clinic                                    Siuslaw Elementary School
Portland Community College                             Siuslaw Middle School
Portland Development Commission                        Siuslaw School District
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Siuslaw Soil & Water Conservation District               Ukiah School District
Skaters for Portland Skateparks                          Unitarian Universalist Church
Skyline Ridge Neighbors                                  United Site Services
Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon                            University of Portland
Solar World                                              Upper Nehalem Watershed Council
Solution Motorcycle Club                                 UPS
SOLV Green Teams/Equipo Verde                            Upward Bound
SOLV Members                                             URS Corporation
South Coast Watershed Council                            US Army Corps of Engineers
South Salem High School                                  US Department of Agriculture
South Umpqua High School                                 US Forest Service
South Waterfront Transportation Committee                Vernonia High School
Southridge High School                                   Vernonia Pride
Stafford Primary School                                  Volunteers of America
The Standard                                             Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council
Starbucks Coffee Company                                 Wallowa Resources
State Farm Insurance                                     WARN Industries, Inc.
Sunset Empire Parks & Recreation District                Washington County
Swatco Sanitary Service                                  Washington County Drop Box Service
Sweet’s Septic Service                                   Waste Management of Oregon
Sylvan-Highlands Neighborhood Association                Wells Fargo
Tazo Tea Company                                         West Linn-Wilsonville School District
Tigard High School                                       Western Oregon Waste
Tigard-Tualatin School District                          West Union Elementary School
Tillamook Options Program                                The Wetlands Conservancy
Tom McCall Upper Elementary School Roots & Shoots Club   Weyerhaeuser Company
Traditional Mountaineering                               Whitford Middle School
Tri City Citizens Alliance                               Willamette Riverkeeper
Tri-City Baptist Temple                                  Willamette University
Trinity Lutheran Church & School                         Wilson High School
Trout Unlimited                                          Wilkes East Neighborhood Association
Tualatin High School                                     W. L. Henry Elementary School
Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District              Women’s Healthcare Associates
Tualatin River Watershed Council                         Wood Middle School
Tualatin Riverkeepers                                    Yamhill Basin Watershed Council
Twysted Healing Systahs                                  Zulu
UBS Financial Services
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Event Coordinators
     The success of each project depends on well-organized event coordinators. These are the leaders who plan the project, order materials,
                       help recruit volunteers, act as team leaders, oversee the work and ensure the safety of volunteers.

 Event Name                                                                       Event Coordinators
 19th Annual Sauvie Island Earth Day Cleanup                                      Jennell Hoehne
 2010 Crook County SOLV IT Cleanup                                                Troy Clarke
 2nd Annual Tri-City Spirit Day                                                   Mark Garcia
 Abernethy Creek Restoration with the Greater Oregon City Watershed Council       Cara Hughes
 Alsea's Highway 34 Cleanup Project                                               Scott Parker
 Arbor Day Tree Planting                                                          Olivia Collins
 Arleta Triangle Project                                                          Meghan Humphreys, Sarah Stacy Iannarone
 Austin Hot Springs To Bagby Hot Springs Cleanup                                  Mike Rysavy
 Bauman Park Garlic Mustard Removal Project                                       Melissa Marcum
 Bayfront Beautification                                                          Faith Harris-Herke
 Beaver Creek Garlic Mustard Pull                                                 Rhyan Grech
 Beaverton Creek @ Millikan Way Invasive Removal Project                          Amanda Legernes
 Big Sandbar Scotch Broom Removal Project                                         Ogden Kellogg
 Bonneville Lock and Dam Recreation Area Invasive Plant Removal Project           Claudia Round
 Buffington Park Cleanup Project                                                  Grover Hatcher
 Burnt Bridge Creek Greenway 65th Avenue Spruce Up                                Kari Mullikin
 Butterfly Garden                                                                 Ruth Sunderland
 Cascade High School - Aumsville Ponds                                            Vanda Baughman
 Cathedral Park and Baltimore Woods Earth Day Litter Pickup                       Barbara Quinn
 Cavender Conservation Day                                                        Ashley Mund
 Celilo Park and Deschutes Ponds Cleanup and Habitat Work                         Greg Volkman
 Champoeg State Park Non-Native Invasive Plant Removal Project                    Michael Niss
 Chehalem Elementary School - Planting Project                                    Susan Meyer
 Clark Creek Restoration                                                          Dottie Knecht
 Clean and Green Arata Creek                                                      Julia Fraser
 Cline Falls State Park                                                           Josie Gallagher, Susan Skavlan
 Colony Lane Neighborhood Cleanup                                                 Diane Pointer
 Columbia Gorge Community College - Indian Creek Campus                           Steve Stampfli, Megan Saunders
 Cooper Mountain Nature Park's Native Planting Project                            Bonnie Shoffner
 Corvallis Riparian Cleanup                                                       Steve McGettigan, Gwenn Kubeck
 CREST Garden Cleanup                                                             Beth Webb
  Crystal Springs Restoration Project                                 Rhyan Grech
  Dayton Trail Ivy Pull                                               Milli Chennell
  Dibblee Point Beach Cleanup                                         Lori Baker
  Dorman Ponds Cleanup                                                April Olbrich
  Driftwood Educational Wetlands Project                              Cathy Boden
  East Birch Creek Cleanup                                            Clint Sexson
  Equipo Verde @ Dairy Creek Tributary - NW Elmhurst                  Quintin Bauer
  Errol Heights Wetlands Restoration                                  Louise Shorr
  Fairview Woods Park                                                 Devree Leymaster
  Fall Creek Park                                                     Maggie Osgood, Pam Baumann
  Floyd Light Park, Invasive Species Removal                          Tasha Nunes, Steven Pixley
  Forest Park Aspen Trail Head Ivy Removal with The No Ivy League     Kevin McWhirter, Rachel Felice
  Fort to Sea Trail Tree Planting Project                             Dane Osis
  Foster Lake Cleanup                                                 Travis Chewning
  Fowler Middle School - Fowler Woods Project                         Sue Manning
  Frances Street Park Habitat Enhancement                             Kristi Wilson
  Garden Lake Park                                                    Anne O'Connell, Titus Tomlinson
  Garden of E                                                         Colby Knifong
  Gateway Green Cleanup                                               Jordan Norris, Linda Robinson
  Gladstone Clean & Green Project                                     Jerry Herrmann
  Gladstone Green Team @ Rinearson                                    Meghan Ballard, Kevin Zerzan
  Goat Island Restoration Project                                     Rhyan Grech
  Hazeldale and Rosa Park Invasive Plant Removal                      Melissa Marcum
  Hedden Park Cleanup                                                 Eleanor Blanton
  Hiteon Creek Tree For All Planting Project                          Butch Edwards
  Horizon Christian School - Indian Creek Campus                      Steve Stampfli, Megan Saunders
  HRVHS - Indian Creek Campus                                         Steve Stampfli, Megan Saunders
  Imnaha Invasive Plant Removal Project                               Sarah Ketchum
  Indian Ford Meadow Preserve Earth Day Trail Cleanup and Weed Pull   Sherry Berrin
  Invasive Plant Removal at Foothills Park                            Melissa Marcum
  Irrigon Cleanup and Spruce Up                                       Erin Stocker
  Jackson Bottom - Raptor Perches, Plant Signs, and Trilliums         Jan Curry
  Jefferson Elementary Dixon Creek Restoration                        Chrissy Lucas
  Jory Cemetery Cleanup                                               Cindy Allen
  Kaiser Rd Cleanup Project                                           Cynthia Grant
  Keep Powers Marine Park Clean and Healthy                           Marissa Dorais
  Kelly Elementary School - Earth Day                                 Kari Stevens
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  Kerns & Buckman Neighborhood Cleanup                                    Michael Whitmore, G.T. Meili
  King Outdoor Classroom Clean Up                                         Jamie Semrad
  Klahre House School - Indian Creek Stewards Restoration and Education   Steve Stampfli, Megan Saunders
  Linkville Pioneer Cemetery Earth Day                                    Elizabeth Budy, Carol Mattos
  Lundy Elementary Service Learning Project                               Cristina Watson
  Lusted Hill Ivy Pull                                                    Dale Vasnik, Jody Burlin
  Maddax Woods Restoration                                                Steven Miesen
  Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery                                             Cricket Soules
  Mary S. Young Park Non-native Plant Removal                             Lorie Griffith
  Mary Woodward Ivy Pull                                                  Carla Staedter
  May Roberts Elementary School - Neighborhood Park                       Cheri Clausen
  McKay Creek Restoration Project                                         Rhyan Grech
  Molalla River Cleanup & Corridor Enhancement                            Kay Patteson, Mark Marshall
  Moore Park Spruce-Up                                                    Janet Larson, Lisa Bailey
  Mountain View Green Team @ Beaverton Creek Tributary                    Meghan Ballard, Trev Karper
  Mt. Hood National Forest - USFS Rd. 57 & USFS Rd. 5710                  Ken Scuito
  Murrayhill/Teal Blvd. Cleanup                                           Shelly Seger
  Myrtle Creek 3rd Annual Spirit Day                                      Zory Hill, Ted Romas
  Nadaka Nature Park Cleanup                                              Lee Dayfield, Fran Dearborn
  Nea-ka-nie Elementary - Alder Creek                                     Peter Walczak
  Nestucca School District - Alder Glen Campground                        Debra Drake
  Noble Woods Spring Cleaning and Earth Day Birthday                      Ted Fuller
  North Clackamas Park Restoration                                        Jeff Lesh
  North Santiam State Park                                                Clint Forste
  Oakridge Elementary                                                     Cristina Watson
  Oakridge/Westfir Trailhead Discovery                                    D'Lynn Williams
  Oregon City Earth Day Cleanup 2010                                      Nancy Busch, Thor Wegner
  Pascuzzi Pond Cleanup                                                   Jennifer Wilson
  Peninsula Crossing Trail Cleanup                                        Louise Shorr, Pamela Arden
  Pier Park Pick-Up                                                       Mary Ann Aschenbrenner, Melissa Swope
  Pilot Rock Downtown Cleanup                                             Virginia Carnes
  Pleasant Hill Elementary Service Learning Project                       Cristina Watson, Sean Stewart
  Pleasant Valley School Wildside Restoration                             David Scharfenberg
  Rachel Carson Green Team @ Willow Creek                                 Meghan Ballard, Rebecca Hall, Nathan Schulte
  Reynolds Green Team @ Beaver Creek                                      Larry Callister
  Rock Creek Area Cleanup                                                 Kimberly Leslie
  Rooster Rock State Park Earth Day Event                                 Glenn Littrell
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  Sandy River Riparian Cleanup Dodge Park to Lewis & Clark Park          Russ Pascoe
  Santiam High School Community Cleanup                                  Caroline Gillaspy
  Saving the Riparian Zone                                               Naomi Brown, Kristi Wilson
  Scappoose Bay Invasive Weed Cleanup                                    Rita Beaston
  Schooner Creek Studies and Cleanup                                     Virginia Tardaewether
  Seaside Promenade - Ave. K to Lewis & Clark Cleanup Project            Mike Marshall
  Silver Falls State Park Invasive Weed Removal Project                  Kyle Nagelmann
  Siuslaw School District - Stream Team                                  Jim Grano
  Skyline Neighborhood Roadside Cleanup                                  Jolene Williams, Karen Garber
  SOLV IT in Sandy                                                       Nancy Enabnit
  SOLV IT with Plants at the Native Plant Center                         Bonnie Shoffner
  South Waterfront Earth Day Cleanup                                     Kay Dannen
  Spiffin' Up MLK Jr Blvd!                                               Imani Muhammad, Paige Coleman
  Structured Learning Center Clean Up and Green Up                       Stacey Holeman
  Stub Stewart Invasive Removal Project                                  Heather Currey
  Sylvan-Highlands Neighborhood Cleanup                                  Catherine Beattie
  The International School Neighborhood Cleanup                          Jackie Calder, Frank Bojanowski
  Tillamook State Forest Cleanup                                         Stephanie Beall
  Tom McCall Forest Project                                              Charlie Graham
  TOPS Trail Crew                                                        Rachel Sip
  Tualatin Hills Nature Park Stream Cleanup and Invasive Plant Removal   Melissa Marcum
  Ukiah City-Wide Cleanup                                                Christine Helberg
  Upward Bound - Springwater Corridor Trail                              Jason Young
  Valley Catholic High School - Macroinvertebrate Sampling               Nathan Schulte
  W.L. Henry Elementary School Cleanup Day                               Charolyn Concepcion
  Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council - Leidall Outdoor learning Lab     Bob Chicken
  Washburne State Park - Park & Trail Plant Pull and Cleanup             Clay Courtright
  Whitford Woods Restoration                                             Susan Holveck
  Wood Middle School - Invasive Species Removal                          Dusty Hoesly
  Yom Ha'Adamah - Earth Day at Neveh Shalom                              Jordan Epstein




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Project Site Map




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PUBLICITY
This year’s SOLV IT Event received statewide media coverage to tell the local SOLV story. Following is a sampling of the many newspapers,
publications, and radio stations that ran stories, notices, and calendar items.


PRINT ARTICLES (Publication name/Number of items/Circulation)
         Appeal-Tribune                       1      3,456                                News-Times (Forest Grove)            1      4,893
         Asian Reporter                       1     20,000                                Nugget                               2      4,700
         Central Oregonian                    2      3,679                                Observer                             1     16,500
         Chronicle                            2      4,991                                Observer (La Grande)                 3      6,240
         Clatskanie Chief                     3      2,685                                The Oregonian                        3    336,850
         Daily Astorian                       3      8,421                                Outlook                              2      9,399
         Dead Mountain Echo                   1      1,942                                Pendleton Record                     1        852
         Democrat Herald                      1     18,000                                Pioneer                              1      3,049
         Douglas County Mail                  3      3,256                                Portland Family                      1     10,000
         Gazette-Times                        3     11,637                                Sandy Post                           4      2,838
         Herald                               2      4,752                                Spotlight                            1      2,728
         Herald & News                        2     16,694                                St Johns Review                      2      3,202
         Herald (Baker City)                  3      3,246                                Statesman Journal                    3     53,862
         Hillsboro Argus                      5     10,500                                Stayton Mail                         1      2,859
         Illinois Valley News                 1      3,158                                The Dalles Chronicle                 1      4,521
         Independent                          1      2,500                                Tribune                              1    180,000
         Independent Press                    2      1,300                                Valley Times                         1      7,639
         Lebanon Express                      1      2,445                                Woodburn Independent                 1      4,256
         Molalla Pioneer                      1      3,550                                The Bee                              1      2,172
         New Era                              2      2,000                                Port Orford News                     1        977
         News Register                        2      9,088                                Clackamas Review                     1     18,000
         News-Times                           1      9,512                                Neighborhood Activist                1     34,000




PRINT ADS                                                                    RADIO
The Willamette Week published two ads—one pre-event volunteer                KINK fm provided announcements of the event and also posted project
recruitment ad and one post-event volunteer thank you ad.                    information on their web site.



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SOLV Promotional
Flyers:                                                                        Thank You Postcards:
Printed and distributed 5,000 flyers, including all sponsors to date.          An e-card was sent to thank event coordinators and volunteers.
Distributed an additional 2,200 electronic flyers.
Created editable flyers in English and Spanish for event coordinators          Additional Coverage:
and event group contacts to print and distribute, including all sponsors.      Publicized SOLV IT in the SOLV E-Update circulated to 10,000
                                                                               subscribers.
SOLV Website:
The SOLV IT web page provided opportunities for viewing program                SOLV IT was included in numerous print media, such as the Metro
information and sponsor logos, as well as an opportunity to apply for          Green Scene and other partner organization newsletters. The event was
project support and register to volunteer online.                              also advertised on a wide variety of web sites and community calendars.



Volunteer Education
Pre-Event Education
Topical education web pages were developed and posted on the SOLV website. Volunteers who registered online were provided a link to the education
web pages. Topics included Illegal Dumping; Non-Native, Invasive Plants; Native Plants; and Marine Debris.
Day-of-Event Education
Project plans were provided to SOLV IT event coordinators (teachers and community project leaders), and they were encouraged to implement the
plans as part of their projects to educate day-of-event volunteers. The four sets of project plans focused on Illegal Dumpsites and Litter; Non-Native,
Invasive Plants; Planting Native Trees/Plants; and monitoring and maintenance of watershed restoration sites.

Post Event Education
SOLV distributed GardenSmart Guides to event coordinators, who then distributed them to day-of-event volunteers. The guides include information on
invasive, non-native vegetation and offer recommendations for alternative native plants that they may plant on their own properties.


Volunteer Evaluations
Post-event volunteer surveys were sent to community event coordinators, teachers, and episodic volunteers to gather information about their volunteer
experience. Results from these surveys will help SOLV make improvements in future event planning and implementation.


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Portland General Electric
Presents: SOLV IT
A Statewide Earth Day Event



   Program Description
   Since 1990, SOLV IT volunteers have removed
   approximately 15 million pounds of debris from illegal
   dumpsites, neighborhoods and natural areas.
   This program has had a major impact on illegal
   dumping in the metropolitan area. Today there                                  Our Mission:
   are fewer illegal dumpsites thanks to SOLV IT                    SOLV brings Oregonians together to improve
                                                                 the environment and build a legacy of stewardship.
   volunteers.
                                                             As Oregon’s largest non-profit volunteer organization, SOLV
   SOLV IT is an event evolving to meet the needs               provides over 50,000 volunteer opportunities annually.
                                                                   SOLV volunteers and projects benefit more than
   of the community. This year's expanded statewide                250 communities throughout Oregon each year.
   event included cleanup, invasive vegetation removal,     Your tax-deductible contribution can support SOLV’s programs.
   planting native trees and shrubs, and monitoring and
                                                             5193 NE Elam Young Parkway, Suite B, Hillsboro, OR 97124
   maintenance of watershed restoration activities.                       503-844-9571 / 800-333-SOLV
   Projects were coordinated by local organizations,                              www.solv.org
   agencies, businesses and individuals.


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