2015 Down the River Clean Up – Sept 13
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 which is recycled.
All non-motorized paddle crafts may participate and launch at one of four parks: McIver (Lower Boat Ramp), Barton, Carver, and Riverside Park during a rolling start from 7:30-9:30AM. Boaters must have Class II+ whitewater experience, provide all their own gear, shuttle and wear a life jacket.
On-water and on-land volunteer opportunities are available too! SCUBA divers and free divers are also welcome. Free BBQ and raffle prizes at Barton Park for all volunteers after from 3:00-5:00PM.