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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Calling All RiPPLe Artists!

Aug 26, 2013 by

Attn: Friends of the Clackamas River & RiPPLe Effect Artists, Registration for the, 11th Annual Down the River Clean Up has been filled. Thank you for signing up online and we will see you on Sunday, September 8th, 9am at Barton County Park! All of our gears are in motion to remove trash out of the Clackamas River.  Now we are reaching out to the artist community through the RiPPLe Art Project.  We Love Clean Rivers and the RiPPLe Art project will be featured in the Willamette Falls Festival, with a live art demonstration, in Oregon City on October 5th & 6th. The official call to all RiPPLe Artists has been made. Review the guidelines here and submit your application by Friday, September 6th! Please review these documents and guidelines carefully as we are approaching this...

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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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