Give back some love to our river. Join us on Saturday, July 31st for the 25th annual Deschutes River Cleanup! River cleanup activities will take place along the riparian areas of the Deschutes River at six different sites: Meadow Camp, Farewell Bend Park, Riverbend Park, McKay Park, First Street Rapids Park, and Tumalo State Park. Volunteers will help pull invasive weeds and remove litter from the stream banks.
This year we are asking all volunteers to sign up for a specific site ahead of time. We will be limiting each site to 20 volunteers in order to enforce social distancing. Volunteers should come prepared with sturdy shoes, a hat, gloves, a water bottle, and snacks. We will provide trash bags.
The event wrap-up celebration will take place at the shelter at Farewell Bend Park at 1:00 p.m. Wrap-up activities will include supply and material return, volunteer acknowledgment, thank you to sponsors, and door prize giveaways.
The Deschutes River Cleanup is an opportunity for us to come together to steward the Deschutes River and its riparian areas. Recreation in and around the Deschutes River has led to significant impacts to river health. In order to keep our river beautiful and protect water quality for fish and wildlife, the Watershed Council coordinates the Deschutes River Cleanup every year.