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Down the River Clean Up - Clackamas - Sept. 9th!

Posted: 09/04/2012
By: Megan Hooker

We Love Clean Rivers and the Clackams River Basin Council are joining together to host the 10th Annual Down the River Clean Up on the Clackamas this Sunday, September 9th. Events start at 9 am at Barton County Park.

This is an on-river, volunteer clean up made possible by a rich network of recreationalists and a strong NW community that joins together on drift boats, kayaks, rafts, tubes and even with SCUBA gear, to sour the banks and river bottom for garbage. 

Attracting over 400 people, and typically removing 3-4 tons of trash from the river that provides the Portland metro area with drinking water, We Love Clean Rivers hopes you'll join them in making this 10th Anniversary a splashing success! 

After volunteers float and fill their boats, all are invited back to Barton County Park from 3-6 pm for a family friendly celebration with a free BBQ, live music by TapWater, Hopworks beer, booths, games, prizes and a great silent auction. 

If you don't own a boat, that's ok! There are seats available in event rafts, as well as on-land positions. 

All participants must pre-register on-line by Thursday, September 6th! To register and learn more about volunteering, check out

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