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15th Annual Down the River Clean-up

September 10 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm


The 15th Annual Down the River Clean Up is on Sunday, September 10 — marking 15 years of safeguarding clean drinking water and protecting fish and wildlife habitat and the quality of life for those who live work and recreate in the watershed. This year’s trash sweep at the end of the summer recreation season will cover a 20+ stretch of the Clackamas River from Estacada to the confluence with the Willamette River in Oregon City.

The Association of Northwest Steelheaders proudly participate in the Down the River Clean-Up, and everyone is encouraged to join!

All non-motorized paddle crafts may participate and launch at one of four parks: Milo McIver State Park – Lower Boat Ramp, Barton Park, Carver Boat Ramp, and Riverside Park between 7:30am – 9:30am (volunteers must arrange their own shuttles). Boaters must have Class II+ whitewater experience and wear a life jacket. Space on a boat is available for those without access to their own. On-water and on-land volunteer opportunities are available. SCUBA and free divers are also welcome.

All volunteers are invited to a free BBQ at Barton Park from 2-5pm, featuring local food and drink from 3 Guys Grilling of Damascus, Drinking Horse Brewery, and Happy Mountain Kombucha in addition to prizes for the most interesting trash collected!

For more details and to pre-register, visit the We Love Clean Rivers webpage.


September 10
7:30 am - 5:00 pm