With heavy hearts we’ve CANCELLED the 8th Annual Lower Sandy Floating Cleanup, due to the potential for lingering smoky conditions this Saturday. The weather forecasts shift every day and the smoke is lingering at ‘hazardous’ levels until at least Thursday. Smoky air conditions will still linger through Saturday. Community safety and health motivates everything we do: including this cancellation.
We apologize for this loss and hope to make it up to you: We’ll be planning a short series of cleanups this fall & spring to get you out at the River and making a difference! Stay tuned for more details.
Enjoy a relaxing float down the Sandy River while collecting litter along its banks. This event is a one part relaxing float, one part exciting scavenger hunt!
At 10am, we’ll gather at Dabney State Recreation Area (using physical distancing) for a short introduction & safety talk. Then we’ll launch our rafts, kayaks, and other watercraft into the Sandy! Floaters will stop at various beaches along the river to collect litter, sometimes working as a team, for example, to dig something exciting out of the sand. Who knows what you’ll find! Floaters can expect to arrive at Lewis & Clark State Recreation Area (L&C) around 3pm.
This year we’re introducing a Land Litter Team, where you can participate from the comfort of your own two feet! This group will collect litter at a local recreation area. Youth between 10-17 are also very welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. See ticket options below.
This Floating Cleanup is the culmination of our 2nd summer of the “Stash the Trash” program, a DIY cleanup program at 5 lower Sandy parks. These mesh garbage bags make it easy to ‘pack it out’ while you have fun in the water.
Check out how much fun participants had in 2018 & 2019: