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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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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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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