Down the River Clean Up on the Clackamas River

Join the Clackamas River Basin Council, We Love Clean Rivers, and a flotilla of over 300 volunteers in rafts, kayaks, drift boats, and SCUBA gear to scour the Clackamas River's streambed and banks for trash. Each year, an average of 2-3 tons of garbage is collected, over half of which is recycled. This is the longest-running on-water cleanup event of its kind in Oregon.

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All non-motorized paddle crafts may participate and launch at one of four parks: McIver (Lower Boat Ramp), Barton, Carver, and Riverside Park during a rolling start from 7:30-9:30AM. Boaters must have Class II+ whitewater experience, provide all their own gear, shuttle, and wear a life jacket.

On-water and on-land volunteer opportunities are available too! SCUBA divers and free divers are also welcome. Free BBQ featuring 3 Guys Grilling of Damascus and prizes at Barton Park for all volunteers from 3:00-5:00PM.

Barton Park, Clackamas River

Contact Information

Contact Name: 
Alix Danielsen
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