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SOLVE seeks cleanup volunteers

If you’ve been looking to get involved environmentally, there’s a new opportunity available. Through July 1, SOLVE is accepting project leader applications for its annual Beach & Riverside Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 24.

An environmental nonprofit, SOLVE helps people plan, train for and

publicize their projects, which involve debris cleanup, invasive plant removal and tree planting. Grants up to $100 are available for expenses.

The Beach & Riverside Cleanup has eliminated more than 1.5 million pounds of debris since 1984. Volunteers can apply at solveoregon.org or by phone, 503-844-9571.

Forum offered for local caregivers

AARP Oregon offers local caregivers two listening sessions this month in an attempt to both improve their training and give them a well-deserved break. Caregiving can be high-stress, and AARP Oregon wants to expand respite care — “short breaks” for caregivers to recharge.

Caregivers are encouraged to attend and share ideas about what would help them perform their work while remaining sane and healthy. Sessions run from

4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday,

June 21, at the Beaverton Library, 12375 S.W. 5th St., and Tuesday, June 28, in Portland at the Portland State Office Building, 800 N.E. Oregon St.