SAVE the DATE: Down the River Clean Up on the Clackamas, Sept 7...

Apr 7, 2014 by

Hello River Friends, We can hardly believe ourselves, but yes, it’s true… this year will be the 12th Annual Down the River Clean Up on the Clackamas! Please SAVE the DATE! This event, hosted by We Love Clean Rivers in partnership with Clackamas River Basin Council, will take place on Sunday, September 7th, 2014. And, in the meantime, if you want a refresher on what a super fun, sunny, rewarding, community-wide, give-back-to-the-river-day this event is, we recommend watching this awesome video below by Perception NW from the 10th Down the River Clean Up…   We’d also like to give a big shout out for our first confirmed 2014 sponsor: The American Canoe Association (ACA) and L.L.Bean have so graciously awarded We Love Clean Rivers with a Club-Fostered Stewardship (CFS) grant in the amount of $500 to...

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Planning begins for new whitewater surf park on lower Clackamas River...

Jan 26, 2014 by

We Love Clean Rivers (WLCR) recently was awarded a grant from Clackamas County Tourism and Cultural Affairs to develop a plan for a whitewater surf park on the lower Clackamas River.  Such a park will make the lower Clackamas River a destination spot for whitewater kayakers, stand-up paddlers (SUP), surfers, river boarders, and canoeists. “A whitewater surf park on the lower Clackamas River will offer great tourism benefits to the local area,” says Sam Drevo, President of WLCR. “Whitewater parks across the country have created booms in tourism and economic development by promoting recreation, training, commerce, improved safety, and fish habitat,” explained Mr. Drevo. One example is a whitewater park in Golden, Colorado. This investment has had an economic impact of $1.8 million a year and improved fish habitat in Clear Creek. Whitewater and...

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