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Litter Cleanup

Age Minimum (with Adult): 1+, Minimum Age:16+

Swan Island Boat Ramp Clean Up (Se habla español)


Join together with SOLVE and to take care of a little known boat ramp on the Willamette River. Hidden in a quiet corner of Swan Island, the Swan Island Boat Ramp offers public access to the water and a small stretch of beach on a sheltered cove. Help remove harmful plastic litter from the beach before the wind and rain carry it out to sea.
Collecting trash improves water quality and protects wildlife from entanglement and mistaking litter for food. Sign up today to have a positive impact on our community and our ecosystem.

When: Saturday, December 5, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
Advanced Registration Required: Pre-registration is required! To help avoid crowding during check-in, please sign up (green button below) ahead of time so you can sign our electronic waiver in advance.
Meeting Location: Volunteers will meet at Swan Island Boat Ramp. Look for SOLVE signs and a check in table. MAP.
What's Provided: Heavy-duty garbage bags, litter grabbers, and rubber palm work gloves. Volunteers will check in, gear up, hear a safety talk and then spread out to collect litter.
What to Bring: Please come wearing a face covering, closed-toed shoes, back pack, snack and a filled reusable water bottle. Check the forecast before you come, and be prepared to be outside for two hours. If you have your own gloves or litter collection gear, you can bring them if you want to. Observe social distancing throughout the cleanup.
Parking: There is free parking at the boatramp. Its best if you do not leave valuables in your vehicle.
Bathrooms: There is a porta potty, but its condition (clean or not clean) can vary widely. Please plan accordingly.
Contact: Contact with any questions about this event.

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