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Opportunity Details

Willamette River Cleanup

Join us for a stewardship day of the Willamette River - help prevent litter from heading downstream to the Pacific Ocean, improve water quality and wildlife habitat! 

When: Saturday, August 20th, 2022, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Staggered Check-In: Event check-in will run from 9:30 AM to 9:45 AM. Arrive any time during this window. The event will run through 12:00 PM.

Advanced Registration: Pre-registration is encouraged. Please sign up (green button below) ahead of time so you can sign our electronic waiver to help avoid crowding during check-in. 

Meeting Location: Volunteers will meet at OMSI in the north parking lot. Map Link. 

What's Provided: Heavy-duty garbage bags, litter grabbers, safety vests, and work gloves are provided for all participants. We will have water-friendly cleanup equipment if you are bringing a vessel.

What You'll Need:

  • Workboots or sturdy shoes (no lightweight sneakers or open-toed footwear)
  • Gear appropriate for the weather conditions (hat, sunscreen, insect repellant, etc.)
  • Backpack to carry your items
  • Water bottle/snacks

COVID Safety: Following federal mandate changes, masks are not required.

Boater Safety: If you plan to participate on the water, you must abide by Oregon laws. Review Oregon's safety regulations here

Parking: Free parking is available in the OMSI parking lot.

Transit: Light rail A & B are near this event.

Bathrooms: Restrooms will be available inside OMSI for volunteers.

Accessibility: The Eastbank Esplanade has a paved, wheelchair-friendly sidewalk. 

Youth Volunteers: This is an all-ages event! If you are under the age of 14, we ask that an adult is present with you. If you are 14 and over, please bring a youth waiver signed by your guardian if you intend to participate without them. Find the link to the youth waiver form here.

Contact: Contact Jessica Tierney at with any questions or work phone at (971) 346 2705. This number only accepts calls, not texts.  

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Age Minimum (with Adult): 1+, Minimum Age:14+

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1501 SW Jefferson St. 
Portland, OR 97201
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