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Litter Cleanup

Age Minimum (with Adult): 1+, Minimum Age:13+

Ochoco Creek Fall Instream Cleanup


Ochoco Creek and Parks Clean-up October 17th, 2020

Thank you for your interest in helping with the Ochoco Creek Instream Clean-up! We are also sponsoring a community wide cleanup of our Parks since Earth Day was cancelled.

The reach of Ochoco Creek we plan to clean up is from Combs Flat Road to Harwood Street.   If we get enough volunteers, we will expand to include the Ochoco Lumber property and the stretch from Harwood to the confluence.  This cleanup is sponsored by Crook County Rotary Club, and Crook County Parks and Recreation District.

We also invite families with children and others who don't want to do instream work to help us clean-up the uplands and all of our parks before winter comes. 

Here are a few things to know:

  • Registration must be done on-line. 
  • For the Parks Clean-up, there will be a table with supplies from 11 AM to1 PM at Pioneer Park (next to the Police Station, corner of 2nd Street and Elm Street ..  Pick up supplies and head on out. We can provide suggestions for where to go.
  • In- stream crews will be formed ahead of time and you will be assigned a check in time.  Cleanup work will start as soon as teams are formed, briefed and ready to go.
  • In-Stream Volunteers will work in teams of four, with two people staged on the bank.
  • Each team will be assigned a section to focus on. We anticipate it will take about 2 hours to thoroughly clean a section.
  • Trash bags, pickers and latex gloves will be provided.
  • Bring rubber or other boots with traction for muddy and wet bank conditions, waders and neoprene gloves for those doing instream work, warm clothes, sunscreen, hat, eye protection/sunglasses, walking or wading stick for support.
  • Be prepared for changing conditions, including windy or cold weather and varying water levels


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2000 SW 1st Ave
Suite 400
Portland, OR 97201
Tax Id #93-0579286