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Sandy River Litter Cleanup & Habitat Restoration Event
May 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
Join the fun! SOLVE and the Sandy River Watershed Council invite you to join in on a cleanup event to remove litter and restore habitat on the Sandy River near the town of Troutdale. Let’s work together to protect and improve this beautiful river. We will collect harmful litter before it washes into the stream and remove Armenian Blackberry by cutting its stems and digging out its roots to make room for native plants.
This project is supported by the Troutdale Community Enhancement Grant. The Way Out Inn Pizzeria will provide a FREE Pizza Lunch after the event, so plan on sticking around, bring a lawn chair, and some drinks!
When: Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Advanced Registration Required: Pre-registration is required! Please sign up (Green Button Below) ahead of time so we know how many volunteers to expect and to fill out the volunteer waiver form.
What to Bring: Please come wearing a face covering. Wear close-toed shoes, long pants, bring a water bottle, snacks, a backpack and dress for the weather. All cleanup supplies will be provided. Feel free to bring the following items to help us reduce the number of supplies we distribute: reusable trash bag, garden or work gloves, litter grabber, shovel, loppers.
What’s Provided: SOLVE will provide rubber palmed work gloves, heavy-duty garbage bags, litter grabbers, shovels, and loppers to all participants.
Physical Ability: This event is not ADA accessible. The check-in station and work areas will be off pavement and off-trail or on unimproved dirt paths, and sometimes on a slope. Participants should be confident they have good balance and can walk off-trail and or on slopes without undue risk of injury. If a participant would like to collect litter on the sidewalks that follow the roadways instead of working off-trail, that is an option, but they would be working independently and away from the group.
Children/ Event Size: Children are welcome and encouraged to attend. Children must be accompanied by an attentive adult. This event is currently limited to 16 participants. If you sign up and are put on the waiting list, SOLVE will notify you if a spot opens up.
Meeting Location: Participants will meet at the Depot Rail Museum near downtown Troutdale, located at 473 E Historic Columbia Highway, Troutdale. MAP LINK.
Parking: There is free parking at this event.
Bathrooms: There are no public restrooms available in this natural area.
For more information: Contact Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org