The Great Willamette Clean Up


Hosted on the first Saturday of October, our annual Great Willamette Clean Up is a river-wide, community day-of-action.  Volunteers participate by canoe, kayak, SUP board, raft, motor boat, jet ski, drift boat, bike, and by foot to free our river of trash and debris, while improving habitat and community spirit along the way.  Cleanup sites are posted throughout the basin, and our on-line registration for this event will open in September.  Several areas host post-cleanup celebrations that include lunch, local frothy beverages, and “trash-talk.” 

If you are interested in coordinating a clean up site, contact  

If your business is interested in sponsoring our effort, please take a look at our 2017 sponsorship packet to learn more about our partnership opportunities, as well as our sponsor donation page.  We look forward to your participation!

Watch a slideshow of our 2015 effort!