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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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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