River Ambassadors

River Ambassadors will provide Clackamas River visitors, while social distancing, with stewardship and safety info to better enjoy the river. Throughout the summer our friendly volunteers are stationed at popular river access sites to answer any river-related questions.

Sign up to become a volunteer now!

Join our River Ambassador Program

River Ambassadors will provide Lower Clackamas River visitors and recreationists, while social distancing, with stewardship and safety information to better enjoy this beautiful river. Throughout the summer, trained River Ambassador volunteers will be 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 13th, 2020.

Qualifications for becoming a River Ambassador

  • Friendly, professional, outgoing individual
  • Enjoys informing and helping others
  • Has knowledge of the Clackamas River and surrounding region
  • Access to a vehicle to take them to and from the volunteer site
  • Clackamas County resident, while local-only travel is recommended

Volunteer Benefits

  • Connect with other people who love the Clackamas River and surrounding region
  • Spend a day in one of your favorite local parks for free, with designated parking
  • Be an advocate for the Clackamas River by helping others be safe and good river stewards
  • Volunteer River Ambassador t-shirt and hat

Ready to Sign up?

  • Fill out a River Ambassador application
  • Plan to sign up for a required volunteer training (4 hrs)
  • Plan to participate in a minimum of three shifts throughout the summer

Volunteer training will be available in virtual sessions as well as limited capacity, in-person training sessions. 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, Nicole Fredericks at nicole@welovecleanrivers.org.

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

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