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NFC: Fw: Fall Tualatin River Clean-up a Success!

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From: Lauri Mullen <Lauri at tualatinriverkeepers_org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2000 2:30 PM
Subject: Fall Tualatin River Clean-up a Success!

> Twice a year the Tualatin Riverkeepers coordinates a clean-up effort on
> Tualatin River.  We just completed our Fall Tualatin River Clean-up and
> pleased to report that thanks to the efforts of close to  30 volunteers,
> miles of the Tualatin River have been cleaned up!  This clean-up effort
> took place over the last two weekends.
> On Saturday, September 9th, Eagle Scout Tony Sharp and a group of
> volunteers cleaned up the 10 mile stretch of river from the Scholls Bridge
> on Scholls Ferry Road to the Schamburg Bridge on Elsner Road. In addition
> to cleaning up any garbage found on the river, Tony and his crew took on
> cleaning accumulated garbage under both bridges.  Thank you Tony for all
> your hard work!
> This past Saturday, September 16th as a part of the Intel-SOLV Washington
> County Clean and Green day, 23 volunteers took to the river in their
> and kayaks to clean up an additional 10 miles of river.  Teams of
> volunteers launched at Rood Bridge Park in Hillsboro, 99W and Tualatin
> Community Parks in Tualatin, and the Shipley Bridge on Stafford Road in
> West Linn.  Three cubic yards of garbage were removed from the River and
> its banks.  In addition to the usual cans, bottles, plastic and cardboard,
> clean-up volunteers found a beach ball, a very large pumpkin and a traffic
> cone. Thank you clean-up volunteers for being great stewards of the
> Tualatin!
> This last Saturday's event would not have been possible without the
> and contributions of SOLV, Intel, and all of the other supporting sponsors
> for the event.  In addition to providing garbage bags, garbage dumpsters,
> porta potties, media outreach, and event planning, these sponsors provided
> water, snacks and T-shirts for all volunteers. Thank you Intel and SOLV
> all your support in helping us to protect and restore the Tualatin!
> While volunteers report finding less and less garbage on the river each
> time we hold a clean-up event, there is still a lot more that can be done
> to keep the Tualatin River clean.  If you would like to help out with any
> future river clean-up events or would like to get more involved with
> restoration efforts please let me know.  For a list of upcoming clean-up
> and restoration activities in the Tualatin basin please visit our website
> at www.tualatinriverkeepers.org/twevo.
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Lauri Mullen
> Restoration Coordinator
> Tualatin Riverkeepers
> 16340 SW Beef Bend Rd
> Sherwood OR 97140
> Ph: (503) 590-5813; Fx: (503) 590-6702
> Lauri at tualatinriverkeepers_org