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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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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Clackamas River Water Providers for Clean Rivers...

Jul 14, 2013 by

Clackamas River Water Providers (CRWP) demonstrates a profound commitment to the Clackamas River and human power pursuits to clean it by supporting the Down River Clean Up!  Thank you CRWP for all your continued support over the past four years! A few simple questions help anyone understand how the CRWP fits into the framework Clackamas River. Approaching the kitchen faucet to fill up a glass of water, there are some basic questions. Where does our water come from? –Easy answer (for an Oregon City resident), it is drawn from The Clackamas River, gets cleaned up at a treatment facility, and then flows through miles of pipes to come out my faucet. But the CRWP doesn’t manage that system, many cities drink water from the Clackamas River, including: Oregon City, Gladstone, West Linn, Oak Grove,...

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Save the Date: Down River Clean Up – Sept 8, 2013...

Jul 2, 2013 by

Hey River Friends, It’s getting to be that time of year when you put your rain gear away and pull out the sunscreen, boats and hit the river! In addition to getting wet, we are also in full-on planning mode for our Annual Down the River Clean Up on the Clackamas and wanted to remind you to SAVE THE DATE! This year marks the 11th year of this special, on-river clean up, and it will take place on Sunday, September 8, 2013 — main event space at Barton County Park. Registration is required by all participants this year and will open on August 8, 2013.  We have some exciting things in the works this year, so stay tuned by checking for updates on our new blog! And in the meantime, if you’d like to sign up for the Down the...

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