Mark your calendars for the 16th Annual Down the River Clean Up on September 9th!...

May 11, 2018 by

It’s that time of year again!! The 2018 Down the River Clean Up is taking place on September 9th. Save the date, tell your friends, and review the volunteer role descriptions for more information. REGISTRATION COMING SOON! Join hundreds of other volunteers in helping to keep the Clackamas clean. Free BBQ (with an auction, raffle, and trash awards) after the cleanup for all volunteers! We are looking for support in a variety of ways. Let us know if you are interested in any of the following: Having a booth at our post-cleanup BBQ Donating an item for our auction Providing in-kind support for the event Sponsoring the event!  For more information, contact Alix Danielsen at alix@welovecleanrivers.org. Thank...

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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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2nd Annual Willamette Falls Festival & WLCR...

Sep 11, 2013 by

Friends of We Love Clean Rivers, We are privileged to announce that our organization is the beneficiary of the 2nd Annual Willamette Falls Festival, presented by the Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition.  The 2nd annual event will take place on October 4th-6th.  This festival is an action packed 2-day celebration of our industrial and cultural heritage, as well as our natural wonders and outdoor recreation. Highlighted in this post are specific events and times that showcase We Love Clean Rivers’ continual efforts to enhance our rivers and its community of users. For complete schedule of events at the Willamette Falls Festival, visit their website here. October 4th: Benefit Dinner, 6pm, Museum of the Oregon Territory: Enjoy Native NW foods prepared by Chef Matt Bennett and The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde at Willamette Falls Festival’s benefit...

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Stash the Trash Campaign

Jul 22, 2013 by

We Love Clean Rivers, Inc. is proud to continue our sponsorship of the Stash the Trash campaign to protect the Clackamas River.  The Stash the Trash campaign began in 2006 and came to fruition through the efforts of the Clackamas River Basin Council.   Through this partnership our organizations and volunteers have become intimately aware of the amount of garbage that piles up in the river and on its banks each year. As a sponsor of this campaign, We Love Clean Rivers asks its supporters to peer model “best-practice” by using these bags and leave the river cleaner than when you found it. The Clackamas River is greatly appreciated for its proximity and ease of access for Portland Metropolitan residents and as a destination river for all types of recreational users. Preventing trash from...

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