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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Registration Open: Clackamas Down River Clean Up, Sept 7...

Aug 4, 2014 by

Happy August River Friends! We Love Clean Rivers and Clackamas River Basin Council are excited to announce that Pre-Registration is now live for the 12th Annual Down the River Clean Up on the Clackamas to take place on Sunday, Sept 7th at Barton Park. Event Raft Rider spots are limited, and Private Boater POD spaces are first come first serve, so please sign up today HERE! Key volunteers, such as Material Recovery Leaders/Assistants, Kayak POD Leaders, Garbage Scows, and Event Raft Captains, are still needed. If you’d like to sign up for one of these awesome, and very important roles, please email coordinator@welovecleanrivers.org with which role you’d like to do. Complete event details, such as Day Schedule, Shuttle Schedule, Volunteer Waivers, Directions, Parking Vouchers and much more can be found and printed in advance on our...

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Save the Date: Down River Clean Up – Sept 8, 2013...

Jul 2, 2013 by

Hey River Friends, It’s getting to be that time of year when you put your rain gear away and pull out the sunscreen, boats and hit the river! In addition to getting wet, we are also in full-on planning mode for our Annual Down the River Clean Up on the Clackamas and wanted to remind you to SAVE THE DATE! This year marks the 11th year of this special, on-river clean up, and it will take place on Sunday, September 8, 2013 — main event space at Barton County Park. Registration is required by all participants this year and will open on August 8, 2013.  We have some exciting things in the works this year, so stay tuned by checking for updates on our new blog! And in the meantime, if you’d like to sign up for the Down the...

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2013 Sandy River Showdown

Apr 30, 2013 by

The annual Sandy River Showdown, hosted by eNRG Kayaking, is back again for its 3rd year—taking place on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the Sandy Ridge Trailhead and the Marmot Dam Site. This unique two part relay combines a Super D downhill course of upper and lower hide and seek on the Sandy Ridge Trail, and a Class II-III+(IV) whitewater paddling race.  This event finishes at one of the regions most significant geographic landmarks- The Former Marmot Damsite.  This race is the first of its kind in the Sandy River Basin, and will highlight this unique area for biking, and paddling.  What better way to enjoy the beginning of summer than to test your metal against the elements in the Sandy river basin.   This event is being sanctioned by the American Canoe Association, and OBRA....

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