SOLVE day offers chance to clean up local environs

By Susan Barton
For the Enterprise

April 22 is Earth Day, an event which began in the United States in 1970 over concerns about the environment.

In 1990, Earth Day went global and is now the largest civic observance in the world. With over 1 billion participants, it is a day of action.

Oregon’s best known environmental organization, SOLVE predates Earth Day by one year.

Founded in 1969 by then-Gov. Tom McCall and civic leaders to address the problem of litter throughout the state, SOLVE has become a leader in mobilizing volunteers to care for this beautiful place we call home.

As described on the website solveoregon.org “SOLVE IT for Earth Day provides an opportunity for Oregonians to come together to take care of our parks, waterways and neighborhoods by picking up trash, pulling . . .