Category: Conservation

Canoe Canal Cleanup 3/25/2013

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!

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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 hasen’t been in business for over twenty years!  This shopping cart was in the water here for that long at least..

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We also removed all of the hanging blackberries to allow the underpass a little more light…

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March 27, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Willamette River Cleanup

This event takes place all up and down the great Willamette River on an annual basis.  Our group went out for a couple of hours and came back with our boats filled with garbage.  Sponsored by REI and put on by the Willamette Riverkeepers thanks to all of the volunteers who came out and statewide.

 

September 20, 2010 | 0 Comments More

SOLV Earth Day Cleanup

This was a fun day of cleaning up the banks and islands of the Lower Sandy River.  We ran through the small riffles and every so often pulled off to pick up trash, metal, even large tires!  What a great event organized by SOLV, a volunteer opportunity for Oregonians.  We paddled in a group further planned out by the LCCC.  We had a nice and warm Spring day and saw such wildlife as an Otter, Steelhead, and Osprey.

 

April 23, 2010 | 0 Comments More