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We Love
Clean Rivers

Turning restoration into recreation

80,446

pounds of trash pulled from our rivers

Amount of people provided with cleaner waters on the Clackamas river

300,000

100%

volunteer ran

4,500

volunteers and counting

46%

Amount of trash recycled from our events

70,000

pounds of trash pulled from our rivers

Amount of people provided with cleaner waters on the Clackamas river

300,000

3,633

volunteers and counting

46%

Amount of trash recycled from our events

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A few of our projects

Down the River Clean Up

The annual Down the River Clean Up is an on-the-river, 20+ mile clean up made possible by a rich network of river recreationalists, outdoor companies, environmental organizations, government entities, local community leaders, and hopefully you!

Clackamas River Ambassadors

Clackamas River Ambassadors provide river visitors with stewardship and safety info to better enjoy the Clackamas. Throughout the summer our friendly volunteers are stationed at popular put-in/take-out points to answer any river-related questions.

Willamette Falls Clean Up

Our team has been working over the years to pull industrial debris and trash from the base of the falls and the surrounding area. With the help of our volunteers and partners we’ve been able to remove thousands of pounds of equipment via barge and crane.

Our work

We Love Clean Rivers, Inc. is a 501©3 non‐profit organization dedicated to cleaning high use rivers by mobilizing the river recreation community in partnership with local environmental, recreation and educational organizations.

By coordinating with kayakers, rafters, anglers, scuba divers and tubers to clean up waterways, We Love Clean Rivers broadens engagement with river restoration activities, increases the recreation community’s understanding of threats to watershed health and provides unique opportunities (drizzled with fun) for the community to give back to the incredible resources we use year-round.

Through community education and year‐round support for local policy changes directed at waste reduction and better waste management along recreation corridors, WLCR seeks to eliminate the need for annual clean up events altogether.

Our mission

After honing our participatory “Down the River Clean Up” model on the Clackamas River for many years, We Love Clean Rivers now works in partnership with any entity interested in catalyzing the recreation community for river stewardship events.

Through community education and year‐round support for local policy changes directed at waste reduction and better waste management along recreation corridors, WLCR seeks to eliminate the need for annual clean up events altogether.

Clean rivers start with you

Please consider donating to We Love Clean Rivers, Inc.
Your contribution makes it possible for us to continue to hold events and ensure that our rivers are healthy.
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit, which means all your donations are tax-deductible!