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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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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Call to Artists – RiPPLe Bike Racks...

May 14, 2013 by

We are thrilled to announce that our RiPPLe Art Program is growing! We recently were awarded a 2013 Clackamas County Tourism & Cultural Affairs Development Grant and are working on an exciting, ground breaking Public Art project — RiPPLe Racks.  RiPPLe Racks is a multi-community project in Clackamas County encouraging sustainable bike transportation and cyclists to linger longer, while also sprucing up public spaces with fun, attractive art that tells a great story about keeping our rivers healthy! RiPPLE Racks will be inspired by, and incorporate, metal river debris collected by volunteers at last years’ Down the River Clean Up and Great Willamette Clean Up. In partnership with the Clackamas County Arts Alliance, we are currently accepting qualifications from Artists or Artist Teams for the opportunity to design/construct three (3) Public Art RiPPLe Bike Racks. One bike rack...

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RiPPLe Legacy Sculpture Installed!...

Apr 17, 2013 by

We are so pleased to announce that “Mid Run,” the RiPPLe Legacy Sculpture project by local artist, Ben Dye, has recently been completed and installed at the entrance to Clackamette Park in Oregon City! Check out photos and more info about the project at on our RiPPLe Art – Legacy Sculpture website page here. essay argumentative We still have some exciting things with the project taking place, such as interpretive signage and a near-by RV kiosk with info about our river clean up history and art, so please stay tuned for updates! We’d also like to say THANK YOU to all the amazing partners who have made this project possible. It truly has been a community project, and we couldn’t have done it without you: Metro, City of Oregon City, Clackamas County Arts Alliance, Oregon...

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