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News Release
SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup Portland Central Eastside photo 1
SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup Portland Central Eastside photo 1
Media Alert: Annual Beach & Riverside Cleanup - Central Eastside Portland (Photo) - 09/14/23

***Media Advisory - All Media Are Invited***

What: SOLVE’s Beach & Riverside Cleanup at Central Eastside Portland

When: Saturday, September 16, 2023, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 
We ask that media arrives by 9:30 AM, volunteers will start arriving after 9:45 AM.

Where: 1600 SE 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97214 (Map Link)
We will be meeting in the west parking lot of the Nova Building on SE Clay and 2nd Avenue.

Why: SOLVE is hosting the 2023 Beach & Riverside Cleanup in partnership with Subaru of Portland. With the first Beach & Riverside Cleanup taking place in 1986, this year’s projects mark decades of stewardship of Oregon’s waterways from source to sea! Over 70 projects are taking place across the state of Oregon, with the main events culminating on Saturday, September 16th. SOLVE is supporting several projects statewide and is inviting media to the Portland Central Eastside Event.

The goal for the Beach & Riverside Cleanup is to prevent trash from inland sources such as rivers and streets from reaching our beaches and the ocean. This event will bring families and individuals together for a joint group effort to clean up Portland’s Central Eastside along the Willamette River. 

The media should arrive at the Central Eastside Cleanup project by 9:30 am. 

Available Interviews Include: 

  • Kris Carico, CEO, SOLVE 
  • Josh Keller, Development Director, SOLVE
  • Emily Prager, Community Engagement, Subaru of Portland
  • Jay Frank, NW Region Communications Manager, Knife River

For more event details please check the event page:

SOLVE | Central Eastside Beach & Riverside Cleanup with Subaru of Portland (

See attached photos of previous similar events.



SOLVE is a statewide non-profit organization that brings Oregonians together to improve our environment and build a legacy of stewardship. Since 1969, the organization has grown from a small, grassroots group to a national model of volunteer action. Today, SOLVE mobilizes and trains tens of thousands of volunteers of all ages across Oregon to clean and restore our neighborhoods and natural areas and to build a legacy of stewardship for our state. Visit for more information. 

SOLVE's Beach & Riverside Cleanup is in partnership with Subaru of Portland, with additional support from OnPoint Community Credit Union, Bamboo Sushi, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Metro, BottleDrop, Knife River, KOIN, Fred Meyer, Chevron, Clean Water Services, Tillamook County Creamery Association, US Bank, and Tektronix.


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