On August 28th, over 80 volunteers joined together
to clean up nearly 4 miles of Johnson Creek and the Springwater Corridor Trail.
We also cleaned Mill Park and Tideman Johnson Park.
Team #1 just before getting into the creek near at the
92nd Ave. bridge.
There is plenty of debris to come out.
Here is the first pile.
A couple of volunteers cleaning the Springwater Corridor
Quite a collection at Tideman Johnson Park.
Cleaning the creek around the exposed sewer pipe.
One of the many pick-up loads this box got, just over 2
tons of debris.
The mattress found near Mill Park was so heavy it had
to be towed to the drop box.
The happy chef cooked a hundred hamburgers and dogs to
the hungry volunteers.
Volunteers enjoying the BBQ after cleaning the creek.
One of the more unusual items found in the creek.
The winner of the highly coveted "Golden Garbage
Can" award went to the person who found the animal skull.
The winners of the "Dirty Olympics".
The Gold medal (soap on a rope) went to the person on the left. That is his second shirt.
By the end of the event we had removed about 4 tons of debris, 500 lbs of
metal, 24 tires, one car battery, miscellaneous hazardous material, and returned
12 shopping carts to their stores.
This was the third year the Coalition organized the Johnson Creek Clean up event. We
couldn't have done it with out the help from many agencies and organizations.
|SOLV - This was an official
SOLV event and was listed on their website. The were a great help to
us in planning and running an event like this. SOLV also supplied a
|Johnson Creek Watershed Council - As stewards of the creek, we followed
their direction on the work to be done in the creek. They helped in the planning from the
start. A big thanks to Amy for getting 6 team captains for the event. |
|North Clackamas County Parks and Recreation District - We used Mill Park
as the event site. They also supplied the all important port-o-potty.|
|Portland Parks and Recreation - They helped out with a team captain and drivers who
patrolled the Spring Water Trail for trash bags.|
|Friends of Tideman Johnson - A big thanks to the Friends who helped plan
and clean up the park.|
|Green Lents - A new partner who helped coordinate the efforts in the Lents
|Clackamas County Sheriff's Office - They swept the creek to inform the
homeless that we were coming through.|
|Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church - This church and others supplied more
than 30 volunteers.|
|Fred Meyer - They were our primary sponsor. They gave us a $500 gift
card to buy all the
food and drinks for the event. When the volunteers finished their
enjoyed a hamburger/hot dog BBQ. It was a pleasure again working with the Johnson Creek Fred Meyer.|
|REI - We were very pleased to have REI as a sponsor. They gave each
volunteer a T-shirt and water bottle. The shirts
were great for identifying our volunteers. |
|Morgan Distributing - They supplied the ice to keep everything cool.
Iced bottles of water were very welcome when the volunteers came out of the
|Oak Grove Garbage - They donated the use a 30 yard drop box at Mill Park.|
|Sunset Garbage - They donated the use of a 30 yard drop box near the creek
at 92nd Ave.|
|Clackamas County Sustainability - They picked up the disposal fee for the
drop box at Mill Park.|
|Les Schwab - They took all our tires for recycling.|