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On August 27th, over 100 volunteers joined together to clean up nearly 5 miles of Johnson Creek and the Springwater Corridor Trail.  We also cleaned Mill Park, Tideman Johnson Park, and Johnson Creek Park


Team 1 tackled removal of a pile of shopping carts.

Portland Parks assisted team 1.  Here is one of the carts on the hook.

Team 2 tackled the stretch upstream from 92nd Ave.  Here they are under the I-205 bridge.

Team 3 found some tires downstream from 92nd Ave.

Team members used a shopping cart to carry items, one last time.

This is a good example of what was in the creek.

More fun with shopping carts.

Her is one of the many piles of debris removed from the creek.

Team 3 poses for a picture.  This team was made up of employees from Recology.  Recology took all the garbage from the event for free.  

This cart was removed near Tideman-Johnson Park.  This cart has been leaching metal into the creek for several years.  This is why we clean.

By the end of the event we had removed 3.5 tons of debris.  This included lots of shopping carts, tires, metal, car parts.

This was the 4th Johnson Creek Clean up.  We couldn't have done it with out the help from many agencies and organizations.

bulletJohnson Creek Watershed Council - This was an official JCWC event and was listed on their website.  As stewards of the creek, we followed their direction on the work to be done in the creek.
bulletNorth Clackamas County Parks and Recreation District - We used Mill Park as the event site.  They also supplied the all important port-o-potty.
bulletPortland Parks and Recreation - They helped out with equipment to removed shopping carts and patrolled the Spring Water Trail for trash bags.
bulletFriends of Tideman Johnson - A big thanks to the Friends who helped plan and clean up the park.
bulletGreen Lents - A new partner who helped coordinate the efforts in the Lents neighborhood and plan the event.

Events like this need sponsors to be really successful.  We had some really great sponsors.

bulletFred 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 cleaning they enjoyed a hamburger/hot dog BBQ.  It was a pleasure again working with the Johnson Creek Fred Meyer.
bulletREI - 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.  
bulletMorgan Distributing - They supplied the ice to keep everything cool.  Iced bottles of water were very welcome when the volunteers came out of the creek.
bulletRecology - They took all the debris found and their employees volunteered in the creek.
bulletUmpqua Bank - They treated us to ice cream for the BBQ.