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Johnson Creek Clean-Up

Aug 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED (so we can keep teams nice and small)

Come join Johnson Creek Watershed Council for our annual creek clean up! This is part of our ongoing effort to create a healthier and safer Johnson Creek. Each year people come together to remove ~5 tons of garbage, and celebrate all the weird trash we found and vote for silly (and very important) awards. 😉 Be part of the change with us! This year it will be a little different with a focus on small groups and social distancing but we will still clean up the creek and make a change together.

We’re not getting in the water this year!



We also have a lot of jobs that are NOT trash pick up.  If you are interested in photography, set up/break down, helping transport trash from the banks to the dumpsters- WE NEED YOU!!! You can  sign up for these jobs here. 




Saturday, August 22, 9am – 1pm

9-12 meet for a small group (1- 10 people) trash pick up at your site 

We are very sorry to report- the burrito lunch is cancelled due to COVID! 🙁

Free T-shirts for volunteers–featuring a local artist!


MAP OF SITES (You get to select the site you would like to attend! Please only attend the site that you register for, we are keeping teams at about 10 people for safety)

REGISTER for this event is FULL! thanks so much for all the help!!


This year there will be significant changes to the Clean-Up. We will be working in small teams and staying with those small groups rather than a larger group. This is due to social distancing needs during the COVID-19 health crisis. 

Not comfortable with an in person event? That is ok! We also want to invite you to participate in cleaning up an area near you on your own or with your friends/family that you are comfortable being around. Find out how to do your own clean up with SOLVE.


We are working with our partners to hold events only when we can reasonably provide measures to prevent the spread of communicable disease. Here are the precautions we will be taking at this and other events:

  • Smaller group sizes
  • Provide access to water and soap at project sites
  • Post signs with hygiene protocol at event sites
  • Keep active watch of CDC and County/City Health Department updates
  • Review protocol with all volunteers at the beginning of each project
  • If food is provided, it will be pre-packaged

We ask that our volunteers:

  • Bring and wear a mask
  • Bring their own full water bottle
  • Bring their own gloves for outdoor projects
  • Wash hands thoroughly for 20 seconds with soap and water before coming
  • Maintain social distance from others during events
  • Stay home if sick or have been around someone who is sick or suspect that they have been exposed to the corona virus
  • Bring hand sanitizer (70% alcohol) to share if available
  • Cough and sneeze into tissue or arm/sleeve to avoid spreading droplets
  • Stay home if immunocompromised or susceptible to respiratory infections



Note: BRING A MASK. Please wear sturdy closed-toed shoes so you don’t mind getting dirty.. Instruction, tools, and water provided.

Children are welcome, and must be accompanied by an attentive adult.

Meet at: The site you have chosen on the map, be sure to register for that site on the form below. 

Taking public transit? We have free bus fare for you! Be ready to show bus fare at the event and we’ll hit you back with 2 to compensate your travel to and from.

Questions? Email [email protected] or call 503.652.7477 ext 101.


 Johnson Creek Watershed Council would like to thank the Autzen Foundation, Clackamas Water Environment Services, North Clackamas Parks and Recreation, Portland Parks and Recreation, SOLVE, Central City Concern, Ground Score, Sunset Garbage Collection, Hoodview Disposal and Recycling, the City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services, and the Overland Park Coalition for their partnership and support. Also a big thanks to the Mintkeski Family Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation. Thanks for working with us to create a brighter future for Johnson Creek! 


Aug 22, 2020
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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