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Clackamas Down River clean-up

We are now going to help with this particular area...

Hope all is well. We are still seeking a group of 5-25 volunteers to be Material Recovery Assistants at this years Clackamas Clean Up on Sept 9 from 1:30-4:30pm.


*This is a picnic lunch. What to bring/ wear: closed toed shoes, long sleeves, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, cell phone, snacks, and water. I have 3 parking passes, and directions for people too.*

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Sunday, September 9, 2012 We Love Clean Rivers in partnership with the Clackamas River Basin Council will host the 10th Annual Down the River Clean Up on Oregon’s Clackamas River!

Do you happen to love this river as much as we do?

If you have ever fallen in love with this or any river, we invite you to join us for this spectacular day of organized chaos where 400+ river-lovers jump in their rafts, kayaks, inter tubes, canoes, drift boats – or maybe even dawn a snorkel mask – uniting to scour the banks and bottom of 15 miles of riverway from Barton Park to Clackamette Park where the Clackamas empties into the Willamette.

The annual Down the River Clean Up is an on-the-river, 15-mile clean up made possible by a rich network of river recreationalists, outdoor companies, environmental organizations, government entities, local community leaders, and hopefully you!

An upwards of 2,200 community members and volunteers have joined together each year for the past nine years to remove over 42,800 pounds of trash from the Clackamas River. Our dream is to create a community where everyone loves their rivers as much as we do and that some day, we can throw a party on the river without having to clean it up.

The Clackamas River is home to old-growth forests, bird species, steelhead, and is one of the last remaining wild salmon runs in the lower Columbia basin. While the river provides healthy habitat for wildlife, it also supplies the Portland metropolitan area with fresh drinking water. Due to the bounty, beauty and close proximity to urban areas, the Clackamas River has become known for attracting recreationalists of all kinds, including kayakers, rafters, tubers, anglers, and more. The high-use of the river and its nearness to cities, unfortunately, brings in pollutants and unwarranted litter.

Join us in turning restoration into recreation….

For more ideas on things you can do to help protect the watershed year-round, please visit the Clackamas River Basin Council’s Fact Sheets.

 

* I will send out my address, closer to the date, to those who want to carpool out there.*

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  • deanna

    Overall a great event. Towards the end it seemed a bit unorganized but overall a good experience.

    September 11, 2012

  • Rachel

    The actual cleanup part was pretty disorganized, but that is of course not Viva la Vegan's fault! It was fun to picnic and to see the weird junk pulled out of the river, and it was good to spend a Sunday doing something helpful.

    September 10, 2012

  • Markus

    Hullo Deanna, just wondering if we decided on having a picnic at 11a.m. where we bring our own food? Or potluck? Thx!

    September 7, 2012

  • Brian

    Hi Deanna. Thanks for organizing this. I could not figure out the separate event registration. Should we register as an "Event Raft Rider" or "Private Boater"? In either case, under what "Pod" number? Sorry if I'm being dense. Thanks.

    August 23, 2012

    • deanna

      I don't see anywhere where you can sign up under the "material recovery assistant" option. But, I have been emailing someone with the size group I plan on bringing, and will give her a list of names next week probably. See you soon! =)

      August 23, 2012

  • Rachel

    Is 11am the time we would meet up or the time we'd start the cleanup?

    August 13, 2012

    • deanna

      11am would be the time to meet to head out. figure lunch around noon and then our shift starts at 1:30. =)

      August 13, 2012

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