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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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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2015 Down the River Clean Up – Sept 13...

Aug 9, 2015 by

Volunteer at the Down the River Clean Up on the Clackamas! Come float and fill your boat at the 13th Annual Down the River Clean Up on Sunday, September 13th, 2015. For the first time in 12 years, the event will include Milo McIver State Park as an official boat launch for floaters joining the effort to keep the Clackamas River clean – extending this year’s trash sweep by 10 miles to include a 20+ mile stretch of the Clackamas River from Estacada to the confluence with the Willamette River in Oregon City. Pre-registration is required online! Join the Clackamas River Basin Council, We Love Clean Rivers, and a flotilla of over 350 volunteers in rafts, kayaks, drift boats and SCUBA gear, to scour the Clackamas River’s streambed and banks for trash. Each year, an average of 2-3 tons of garbage is collected, over half of...

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6th Annual RiPPLe Art Auction – This First Thursday 12/4!...

Dec 2, 2014 by

Friends, Please join us THIS First Thursday in Portland’s Pearl District for the 6th Annual RiPPLe Art Auction and Exhibition! WHERE: PNCA’s ArtHouse, 33 NW Park Ave. Portland, OR WHEN: Thursday, December 4, 2014, 6:00-9:00PM WHY: Because this is an awesome annual awareness event and silent auction fundraiser for We Love Clean Rivers; where we are able to showcases a series of local artists work that is made from river-trash removed by volunteers during the Down the River Clean Up on the Clackamas and the Great Willamette Clean Up. This year, artwork shown and available for sale in the silent auction is made by PNCA students, alumni, and artists in Portland area communities. RiPPLe’s goal is to promote sustainability, stewardship, fun and reuse through art! So, come on by and do some holiday shopping for the perfect artsy gift that not only is...

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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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