2015 Down the River Clean Up – Sept 13...

Aug 9, 2015 by

Volunteer at the Down the River Clean Up on the Clackamas! Come float and fill your boat at the 13th Annual Down the River Clean Up on Sunday, September 13th, 2015. For the first time in 12 years, the event will include Milo McIver State Park as an official boat launch for floaters joining the effort to keep the Clackamas River clean – extending this year’s trash sweep by 10 miles to include a 20+ mile stretch of the Clackamas River from Estacada to the confluence with the Willamette River in Oregon City. Pre-registration is required online! Join the Clackamas River Basin Council, We Love Clean Rivers, and a flotilla of over 350 volunteers in rafts, kayaks, drift boats and SCUBA gear, to scour the Clackamas River’s streambed and banks for trash. Each year, an average of 2-3 tons of garbage is collected, over half of...

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6th Annual RiPPLe Art Auction – This First Thursday 12/4!...

Dec 2, 2014 by

Friends, Please join us THIS First Thursday in Portland’s Pearl District for the 6th Annual RiPPLe Art Auction and Exhibition! WHERE: PNCA’s ArtHouse, 33 NW Park Ave. Portland, OR WHEN: Thursday, December 4, 2014, 6:00-9:00PM WHY: Because this is an awesome annual awareness event and silent auction fundraiser for We Love Clean Rivers; where we are able to showcases a series of local artists work that is made from river-trash removed by volunteers during the Down the River Clean Up on the Clackamas and the Great Willamette Clean Up. This year, artwork shown and available for sale in the silent auction is made by PNCA students, alumni, and artists in Portland area communities. RiPPLe’s goal is to promote sustainability, stewardship, fun and reuse through art! So, come on by and do some holiday shopping for the perfect artsy gift that not only is...

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River Clean Up Weights Released!...

Oct 12, 2014 by

The highly anticipated weight totals from the 12th Annual Down the River Clean have been released! We apologize for the delay in posting. We had the 2nd highest volunteer turn out for the event that we’ve had in 12 years! There were 401 volunteers that together cleaned up a total of 2.82 tons (5,640 lbs.) of refuse from the Clackamas River. That averages out to be 14 lbs of trash cleaned per volunteer. The breakdown for each Park location of trash collected (in tons) includes: Barton – 0.15 Carver – 1.02 Riverside – 1.22 Clackamette – 0.42 53% of the total refuse collected was sorted into the “recycle” piles. Huge thanks to everyone for doing a great job pre-and-post sorting! 91% of those materials were indeed recycled, which is fantastic! The breakdown of that 91% includes: Metal – 65%...

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Registration Open: Clackamas Down River Clean Up, Sept 7...

Aug 4, 2014 by

Happy August River Friends! We Love Clean Rivers and Clackamas River Basin Council are excited to announce that Pre-Registration is now live for the 12th Annual Down the River Clean Up on the Clackamas to take place on Sunday, Sept 7th at Barton Park. Event Raft Rider spots are limited, and Private Boater POD spaces are first come first serve, so please sign up today HERE! Key volunteers, such as Material Recovery Leaders/Assistants, Kayak POD Leaders, Garbage Scows, and Event Raft Captains, are still needed. If you’d like to sign up for one of these awesome, and very important roles, please email [email protected] with which role you’d like to do. Complete event details, such as Day Schedule, Shuttle Schedule, Volunteer Waivers, Directions, Parking Vouchers and much more can be found and printed in advance on our...

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