River Ambassadors

River Ambassadors provide Clackamas River visitors with stewardship and safety information to foster a quality experience for all user groups. Throughout the summer our friendly volunteers are stationed at popular river access sites to answer river-related questions, provide access to safety equipment, and encourage the use of Stash the Trash bags.

Join our River Ambassador Program

River Ambassadors provide Lower Clackamas River visitors and recreationists, with stewardship and safety information to better enjoy this beautiful river. Throughout the summer, trained River Ambassador volunteers are stationed Saturdays and Sundays at popular river access sites in Barton, Carver, and Milo McIver State Park.

The goals of the River Ambassador program include improving visitor experiences, communicating river conditions and obstacles, reducing river congestion, encouraging river stewardship and safety, and connecting visitors to the abundance of services in the Clackamas River region.

Volunteers will welcome Clackamas River visitors by answering questions, serving as the friendly face of the recreation and local community. River Ambassador weekends throughout the summer will lead up directly to WLCR’s annual Down The River Clean-Up on September 11th and 12th, 2021.

Qualifications for becoming a River Ambassador

Volunteer Benefits

Ready to Sign up?

Keeping volunteers safe is our first priority - if you have questions about our COVID-19 safety precautions, feel free to contact the River Ambassador Volunteer Coordinator, Travis Cooper, at travis@welovecleanrivers.org

We Love Clean Rivers is grateful for our strong partners in developing the River Ambassadors.

The River Ambassadors are funded in part by Mt. Hood Territory, Travel Oregon, Hood Gorge Region, and Clackamas County Parks.