Metro and KINK Radio holds the second annual “Paint the Town Green” litter and graffiti cleanup events, Saturday June 1, from 9 am-1 pm.

Last year’s inaugural event spanned five SE neighborhoods cleaning up litter and graffiti in the Lents, Foster Powell, Mt. Scott Arleta, Brentwood Darlington, and Hawthorne Division Clinton (Richmond, Sunnyside, HAND) neighborhoods.

Over 1,000 lbs of litter was picked up, graffiti was cleaned from utility and street-sign poles, and fifteen pounds of cigarette butts were collected.

This year’s event has grown with the addition of the Montavilla and Mt. Tabor neighborhoods and the many partners and sponsors.

Sign Up to Volunteer:  Go to the SOLVE website at and pick the event area you want to volunteer for, listed as:

• Hawthorne/Division/Clinton

• Lents

• Foster-Powell

• Mt. Scott-Arleta

• Brentwood-Darlington

• Montavilla

• Mt Tabor