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The 24th Annual Green River (WA) Cleanup is Set For May 2, 2009!

Posted: 04/29/2009
by Carla Miner

The biggest, oldest, best river cleanup in Washington State needs your help to make this year’s Green River Cleanup the best ever.


The Green River Cleanup is organized by primary sponsors Washington Recreational River Runners (WRRR) and Friends of the Green River (FOG).  Other sponsors include: Middle Green River Coalition, Washington Kayak Club, Paddle Trails Canoe Club, University Kayak Club, Mountaineers, BEWET, American Whitewater, Sierra Club, Green-Duwamish Watershed Alliance and Washington State Parks, King County, and more.


BOATERS: You’ll stop to pick up trash along the shores and haul it down to Flaming Geyser State Park.  If you have a small boat, you may leave trash onshore by an eddy where a raft can stop to pick it up.  If you boat downstream from Flaming Geyser and need to leave trash by the road, let us know to arrange for a pickup.


NON-BOATERS: Come to Flaming Geyser and help with activities there or join a ground crew.  Ground crews need gloves, long sleeves, sturdy boots with non-slip treads, and rakes or sticks to pull trash out of the blackberries.


REGISTRATION: 9:00 - noon at Flaming Geyser State Park, Picnic Shelter #3, or Kanaskat-Palmer State Park.  Sign-in and trash bags located at either park.


BBQ and Event to Honor Wolf Bauer: 2:00 - 6:00 at Flaming Geyser State Park Lodge


This year's theme “A Ribbon of Wilderness in Our Midst” is in honor of Wolf Bauer, who is the original catalyst and author of the State Parks "Green River Gorge Preservation Plan". This is your opportunity to participate in the river cleanup and meet one of the original founders of American Whitewater. Wolf considers the Green River Gorge his legacy to kayaking in the Northwest. To Learn More about Wolf visit the Mountaineer Journal website: More info on Wolf Bauer


Thomas O'Keefe
3537 NE 87th St.
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: 425-417-9012

Associated Projects

Green River (WA)
AW works with partners to protect flows and the scenic landscape of the Green River Gorge.

Associated Rivers