Working together with the City of Eugene we were able to haul quite a bit of trash out of the Canoe Canal. We focused on the section of the canal that flows behind Cuthbert Ampitheater. Unfortunately there is a large and long chain link fence keeping boaters away from the stage. This acts like a sieve and collects a tone of floating items. The only good about it is that they all collect here and it makes for easy pickin's. Fence line before today's cleanup.
All you need is a stable Stand Up Paddleboard, and you can load some cargo onto the deck . If you are willing and able then try this out sometime. When standing up it is surely easier to see the stuff that lies underwater... including nasty canal trash! Here are a few photos from this Summer. The rentals can slow down at certain points of the day and we will go out for a paddle on a SUP to pass the time. It's just hard to pass by the trash and not pick it up! 3 Wheel SUP This SUP is probably to nice to treat like this!
On a great day for paddling these ambitious canoeists filled up a boat with so much trash. It’s easy to see the tractor tire and car tire, but there are also countless pieces of trash in the bags and buckets as well. Way to go! Thanks to SOLV and the City of Eugene for their efforts on this. And of course all of the willing volunteers... Coming into shore with some ballast.
This past Monday Alton Baker Park’s Canoe Canal got cleaned up thanks to a bunch of motivated volunteers! A large and very helpful group from Elevate Oregon came down and spent the day cleaning up the waterway. Thanks to the City of Eugene for coordinating this effort and for supplying the work tools, safety equipment and the truck to haul away a large load of garbage! Dedicated volunteers strategizing about major garbage hauling logistics. We hauled out over 7 tires! Also, with a lot of teamwork we were able to yank out a buried shopping cart from the water. This was a cart from Shop & Save, a store from Coburg Rd. that hasn’t been in business for over twenty years! This shopping cart was in the water here for that long at least...it seemed. We also removed all of the hanging blackberries to allow the underpass a little more light……