THANK YOU 10th Annual Clean-Up Volunteers!

Thank you to all 238 volunteers who made our

10th Annual Clean-Up a great success!

Did you know that we had 100 more volunteers this year than last year? It was great to see your faces! Teams that joined us included:

Walker Emulsions

Springwater Community

Green Lents

New Seasons Market-Woodstock

Precision Cast Parts

Waterleaf Architecture

Gartrell Group

Oregon Zoo Environmental Conservation Outreach Team

Brown and Caldwell

Wisdom of the Elders


City of Milwaukie

Abbott and Associates

River Runners







With your help, we removed…drumroll please…5.3 tons of trash from the creek!







The morning started off chilly but warmed up to a beautiful day. Everyone gathered around coffee and doughnuts for the pep rally and safety talk. Volunteers were ready to roll and cleaned up 7 miles of Johnson Creek in teams of about 10.

Everyone got back together after all that hard work for the BBQ where burgers were cooked to perfection and the fixins were lovingly prepared by the

Overland Parks Coalition. The raffle had tons of good stuff from local businesses including Birds and Bees Nursery, SunGold Farms, Burns Feed Store, Wichita Hardware, American Family Video and Espresso, Barnes and Noble Lloyd Center, and Sportsman’s Warehouse.

Our traditional silly awards were given out, including the golden trash award (for the most unusual item found-there were a lot, but this year it was a dirty old creepy doll), and the dirty Olympics (who got soap on a rope). It was a great time all in all. Thank you for your enthusiasm and all your dedication to remove more than 5 tons of trash from the creek!

Thanks again to our funders for helping to put this project on:


  • Overland Park Coalition
  • Clackamas County Water Environment Services
  • Portland Bureau of Environmental Services
  • North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District
  • Portland Parks and Recreation
  • Friends of Tideman Johnson
  • Friends of Errol Heights
  • American Rivers
  • Green Lents
  • Metro

In-Kind donations were given by:

  • Sunset Garbage Inc.
  • Hoodview Disposal & Recycling
  • Sweet Tomatoes
  • Organically Grown Company
  • Costco
  • Cash and Carry
  • Milwaukie Shirt Company
  • American Family Video and Espresso
  • Wichita Hardware

See all the pictures on our facebook album HERE!


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