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Spring Cleaning on the Siletz River!

Siletz River Clean up Courtesy photos Fran Recht

Siletz River Clean up
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How could so much "stuff" get in the river?

How could so much “stuff” get in the river?

The Siletz Watershed Council invites river users and the public to help clean-up the Siletz River on Saturday April 11 from 9am-2pm. The meeting and ending point is Hee Hee Illahee park on Hwy 229 and Gaither St at the south entrance to Siletz.

The event is a fun one with people bringing their drift boats and friends to clean-up from the water side while others clean-up from the land-side. Garbage bags are provided by SOLVE. Registration with coffee and donuts begins a bit before 9am and at 2 there is chili, hot dog, sodas and other snacks. A raffle of excellent donated prizes for clean-up volunteers will also be an additional reward.
“Last year we had 16 drift boats and 55 volunteers show up to haul over 4000 lbs of trash from the river”, said Conrad Gowell, Siletz Watershed Council coordinator. “That was amazing. But I’m hearing that we will have even more boats, volunteers, and great raffle prizes this year”. Gowell notes that the annual clean up event draws both locals and river users from other places. “It’s a chance to have fun and give back at the same time. The river provides excellent fishing, clean-water for drinking, and beauty. Everyone wants to keep it that way and they show up or donate food or gifts. It’s gratifying.”

Please come! Bring waterproof boots and gloves and dress in layers. For more information: Conrad Gowell, 541-265-9195, conrad@midcoastwatershedscouncil.org

Free food, prizes, & good times April 11, 9-2 p.m.
Help keep the Siletz River clean and productive.
Hee Hee Illahee Park,Siletz

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