Message from the Siletz River Watershed Council
The Siletz Watershed Council’s 12th annual Siletz River clean-up on Saturday April 11 was a great success and consistent efforts at removing trash from the river seems to be paying off. There was much less trash this year than last. Many volunteers remarked that the river seemed noticeably cleaner this year.
There were 10 drift boats and 2 jet sleds as the captains and crews toiled to remove metal, tires, and miscellaneous garbage. Additional volunteers helped from the river banks. We covered about 40 miles of the river and collected 1090 lbs of trash according to Dahl Disposal records. This was down from 4000 lbs collected last year, covering the same stretches. A half ton versus two tons last year. Consistency is working.
We want to thank the businesses and individuals for making the event successful:
Dahls Disposal, SOLVE, ODFW, Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District, Siletz Watershed Council members, JC Market, Starbucks, Noel’s Market, Lincoln County, MidCoast Watershed Council, City of Siletz, The Press, Logsden Store, Englund Marine Supply, Harry’s Bait and Tackle, Kim’s Shuttle Service: Siletz Road House, Larry’s Old Place, Little Chief Restaurant, Mike Kelly Guide Service, Grant Sheele Insurance Agency Service, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, June and Carolyn Kramer, June and Don Larsen.