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10th Annual Johnson Creek Cleanup

Mill Park, 6201 Overland Street in Milwaukie

Saturday, August 26 2017, 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Summary

Community volunteers, local businesses, and nonprofits will be working together to enhance and protect natural riparian habitat and water quality by removing litter along seven miles of Johnson Creek.

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Event Types > Community Events

Description

For Immediate Release

 

Contact: Courtney Beckel

Johnson Creek Watershed Council

503-652-7477 ext 101

 

Volunteers needed for 10th Annual Johnson Creek Cleanup

 

Join Johnson Creek Watershed Council and other community partners on August 26th, 2017 for our 10th Annual Johnson Creek Clean-Up. Community volunteers, local businesses, and nonprofits will be working together to enhance and protect natural riparian habitat and water quality by removing litter along seven miles of Johnson Creek. The clean-up will be hosted at Mill Park at 6201 Overland St., in Milwaukie from 9am-12pm, but please meet at 8:30am to be placed on a team. 

 

Volunteers can expect to get up close and personal with Johnson Creek, so make sure to come prepared by bringing closed-toe shoes, quick-drying clothes, and a towel. We will provide everything else needed to take part in the event. The first 100 volunteers to show up to the event receive a free, stylish cleanup t-shirt!

 

Johnson Creek depends on the hard work of thousands of volunteers every year who restore habitat for the plants and animals that call the creek home. To thank volunteers for their hard work, we will be hosting a BBQ and celebratory awards ceremony from 12pm-2pm.

 

Johnson Creek is one of the last free-flowing streams in Portland, and the only tributary to the Willamette in the Portland area that still supports the region’s iconic salmon populations.

 

We would like to thank our partners in making this 10 year tradition possible: Portland Parks and Recreation, Metro, Solve, North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District, Water Environmental Services, City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services, Overland Park Coalition, Green Lents, Sunset Garbage Collection, and Hoodview Disposal and Recycling.

 

We will not be picking up any hazardous waste materials, construction, remodeling or demolition materials; kitchen garbage, residential yard debris, or waste and recyclables collected curbside.​

 

To register for the event, please visit http://jcwc.org/events/annual-johnson-creek-cleanup/ and sign up! For questions, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Courtney Beckel at 503-652-7477 ext 101. Hope to see you there!