SAVE the DATE: Down the River Clean Up on the Clackamas, Sept 7...

Apr 7, 2014 by

Hello River Friends, We can hardly believe ourselves, but yes, it’s true… this year will be the 12th Annual Down the River Clean Up on the Clackamas! Please SAVE the DATE! This event, hosted by We Love Clean Rivers in partnership with Clackamas River Basin Council, will take place on Sunday, September 7th, 2014. And, in the meantime, if you want a refresher on what a super fun, sunny, rewarding, community-wide, give-back-to-the-river-day this event is, we recommend watching this awesome video below by Perception NW from the 10th Down the River Clean Up…   We’d also like to give a big shout out for our first confirmed 2014 sponsor: The American Canoe Association (ACA) and L.L.Bean have so graciously awarded We Love Clean Rivers with a Club-Fostered Stewardship (CFS) grant in the amount of $500 to...

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Planning begins for new whitewater surf park on lower Clackamas River...

Jan 26, 2014 by

We Love Clean Rivers (WLCR) recently was awarded a grant from Clackamas County Tourism and Cultural Affairs to develop a plan for a whitewater surf park on the lower Clackamas River.  Such a park will make the lower Clackamas River a destination spot for whitewater kayakers, stand-up paddlers (SUP), surfers, river boarders, and canoeists. “A whitewater surf park on the lower Clackamas River will offer great tourism benefits to the local area,” says Sam Drevo, President of WLCR. “Whitewater parks across the country have created booms in tourism and economic development by promoting recreation, training, commerce, improved safety, and fish habitat,” explained Mr. Drevo. One example is a whitewater park in Golden, Colorado. This investment has had an economic impact of $1.8 million a year and improved fish habitat in Clear Creek. Whitewater and...

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Welcome October with We Love Clean Rivers!...

Sep 29, 2013 by

Hello! Believe it or not, next Saturday and Sunday is the first weekend in October.  It’s also it is time for the 2nd Annual Willamette Falls festival and We Love Clean Rivers will be part of the festivities, so come join us! For a full list of events which include: the Great Willamette Cleanup, a 5K Funathalon, Tribal Demonstrations from the Confederated Tribe of the Grand Ronde, an Artisan Farmers Market, Tours of the Blue Heron industrial facility, Carnival Rides, and many more CLICK HERE The Following is a list of events that you can join to support We Love Clean Rivers: October 4th: Benefit Dinner, 6pm, Museum of the Oregon Territory: TODAY, SEPTEMBER 30th IS THE LAST DAY TO BUY TICKETS! Enjoy Native NW foods prepared by Chef Matt Bennett and The Confederated Tribes of...

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Willamette Falls Festival Benefit Dinner Invite...

Sep 15, 2013 by

Please join us for a Special Evening Native Northwest Foods prepared by Chef Matt Bennett and  The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde When Friday, October 4th 6-9pm Where Museum of the Oregon Territory 211 Tumwater Dr., Oregon City Why The Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition is donating their proceeds to We Love Clean Rivers! Proceeds will allow us to continue mobilizing the recreations community to help clean high use rivers, such as the mighty Willamette River. What The amazing native cuisine dinner features Chef Matt Bennett, owner of Sybaris Restaurant in Albany and 2011 James Beard semi-finalist for Best Chef in the North West. Chef Bennett worked with the Grand Ronde Tribe to Plan the menu highlighting traditional tribal foods.  His menu will feature Grilled Wild Oregon Chinook Salmon, Chilled Smoked Venison Sausage, a taste...

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