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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Stash the Trash Campaign

Jul 22, 2013 by

We Love Clean Rivers, Inc. is proud to continue our sponsorship of the Stash the Trash campaign to protect the Clackamas River.  The Stash the Trash campaign began in 2006 and came to fruition through the efforts of the Clackamas River Basin Council.   Through this partnership our organizations and volunteers have become intimately aware of the amount of garbage that piles up in the river and on its banks each year. As a sponsor of this campaign, We Love Clean Rivers asks its supporters to peer model “best-practice” by using these bags and leave the river cleaner than when you found it. The Clackamas River is greatly appreciated for its proximity and ease of access for Portland Metropolitan residents and as a destination river for all types of recreational users. Preventing trash from...

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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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