Here’s a chance to spend your Saturday cooling off, getting dirty and cleaning up all at the same time! Join the Johnson Creek Watershed Council to help clean up Johnson Creek this Saturday, August 24th. Environmental Services and many partners are investing to restore the creek, improve the water quality, reduce flooding and protect salmon habitat with projects like the Foster Floodplain Natural Area. Community volunteers like you help make even more of a difference-- and there's a barbecue lunch to reward your hard work!
WHEN: Saturday, August 24
9am-12pm – Creek Clean Up
12pm-2pm – BBQ
2pm-5pm – Trash disposal
WHERE: Volunteers meet at Mill Park in Milwaukie
(south of Johnson Creek Blvd. at SE Linwood Avenue and Overland Street)
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO RSVP: Contact Amy at the Johnson Creek Watershed Council, firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 503-652-7477
Volunteers will walk in Johnson Creek to help clean up designated stream segments. Each stream segment will have a Team Captain who will guide the activities. Participants should bring a water bottle and sunscreen, and wear shoes and clothes they don’t mind getting wet and dirty. Some teams will stay dry while removing litter from various park grounds nearby.
Following the event, all volunteers are invited to a BBQ hosted by the Overland Park Coalition. After the BBQ, additional volunteers will help dispose of materials taken out of the creek in the morning.
The event is sponsored by Clackamas Water Environment Services, Overland Park Coalition, Green Lents, REI, Recology, and the Johnson Creek Watershed Council.