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 new clean up site, please contact info@willametteriverkeeper.org, or if your business is interested in sponsoring our effort, please take a look at our 2017 sponsorship packet.  We look forward to your participation!

Watch a slideshow of our 2015 effort!