On Thursday, April 20th, 22 hardy volunteers removed trash and debris (including two gallons of cigarette butts!) from 10 green street facilities and surrounding areas in North Portland. It’s important to keep green street inlets clear so stormwater runoff can flow into the facility. Removing trash and debris keeps green streets functioning well and looking beautiful. Widmer Brothers provided food and refreshments for the volunteers at the end of the event. Many thanks to our sponsors Widmer Brothers Brewing, Surfrider Foundation, and SOLVE.
For more information about the Green Street Steward program and to adopt a green street near you, please go to https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/greenstreetstewards
Surfrider has additional clean up events planned. For information go to https://portland.surfrider.org/greenstreetsteward