2015 Cleanup Weights, Pics & Survey!...

Oct 1, 2015 by

Hello River Stewards! On behalf of We Love Clean Rivers and Clackamas River Basin Council, we’d like to send a big THANK YOU to 250+ volunteers that joined us this year for the 13th Annual Down the River Clean Up on the Clackamas River. Please help us out by taking 2-minutes to complete this short SURVEY by Tuesday Oct 6th.  This year, with your help, we cleaned up nearly 2 TONS (3,800 lbs.) of trash from the Clackamas River and recycled 82% of that trash. That’s the highest recycle rate we’ve had in 13 years – amazing! The breakdown of how much trash (in TONS) was collected from each of the 4 river sections is: McIver to Barton – .30 Barton to Carver – .69 Carver to Riverside – .50 Riverside to Clackamette – .41 Check...

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Clackamas River Cleanup This Sunday! Registration Ends Friday...

Sep 9, 2015 by

The 13th Annual Down the River Clean Up on the Clackamas River is just 4 days away — taking place on Sunday, September 13th 2015. There are still volunteer spots open! Please sign up to volunteer! Registration closes this Friday at 9pm. This is an on-river, volunteer clean up. All non-motorized water paddle crafts are invited! There are lots of on-land positions too. Raft owners are especially needed on the Riverside to Clackamette section to help be Garbage barges. Attracting over 300 people, and typically removing 3-4 tons of trash from the river that provides more than 300,000 residents with fresh drinking water, We Love Clean Rivers and Clackamas River Basin Council hopes you will join them in making this 13th Annual Down the River Clean Up a splashing success! After volunteers float and fill their boats,...

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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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Calling All RiPPLe Artists!

Aug 26, 2013 by

Attn: Friends of the Clackamas River & RiPPLe Effect Artists, Registration for the, 11th Annual Down the River Clean Up has been filled. Thank you for signing up online and we will see you on Sunday, September 8th, 9am at Barton County Park! All of our gears are in motion to remove trash out of the Clackamas River.  Now we are reaching out to the artist community through the RiPPLe Art Project.  We Love Clean Rivers and the RiPPLe Art project will be featured in the Willamette Falls Festival, with a live art demonstration, in Oregon City on October 5th & 6th. The official call to all RiPPLe Artists has been made. Review the guidelines here and submit your application by Friday, September 6th! Please review these documents and guidelines carefully as we are approaching this...

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5th Annual RiPPLe Art Project – Calling Repurposed artists...

Aug 26, 2013 by

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE OFFICIAL CALL TO ARTISTS Applications are due, Friday, September 6th at 6pm. The RiPPLe Effect works in conjunction with We Love Clean Rivers to inspire conscious consumerism through art and education by re-purposing waste pulled from our rivers and turning it into art. It is an annual event that showcases local artists and their work made from trash collected from the Clackamas River during the Down the River Clean-up. The RiPPLe Art program began in 2008 when We Love Clean Rivers volunteer, Jenn Reilly, founded the RiPPLe Effect—to inspire people to make sustainable lifestyle choices through art. RiPPLe Effect originally consisted of one event, the RiPPle Art Auction, where Jenn put together a team of local artists and had them sort through trash collected out of the Clackamas River during...

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