On August 29th, over 80 volunteers joined together
to clean up nearly 4 miles of Johnson Creek and the Springwater Corridor Trail.
We also cleaned Mill Park and Tideman Johnson Park.
Volunteers signing in and getting their team
Here the volunteers are getting their t-shirt donated
Here is a properly outfitted volunteer. She
has the REI t-shirt and water bottle, SOLV sticker denoting that she is a
registered volunteer. She has a SOLV garbage bag and gloves. Ready
Before getting in the creek the volunteers listen to
the Safety Talk. It worked since we had no serious injuries.
Here is the Mill Park Team cleaning the creek.
Creek cleaning in Tideman Johnson Park.
More creek cleaning near Tideman Johnson.
Team 4 entering the creek Near Mill Park to begin
Team 11 arrived at the start of their section of creek
near McLoughlin Ave.
Team 11 cleaning up the creek bank.
Team 9 cleaning the creek near the trail and 45th Ave..
Here is the drop box just before we closed the
door. We collected 4640 lbs of garbage from the creek, trail, and
parks. We thank Sunset Garbage for donating the use of this box and the
In our travels we found several shopping carts which we
returned to their stores.
This was the second year the Coalition organized the Clean up event. We
couldn't have done it with out the help from many agencies and organizations.
|SOLV - This was the first stop in organizing this event. SOLV has
years of experience which helped greatly. This event was an official
SOLV event and was listed on their website. Their event
planning guide and forms saved us a lot of time in planning this event.|
|Johnson Creek Watershed Council - As stewards of the creek, we followed
their direction on the work to be done in the creek. They helped in the planning from the
start. They also supplied two team captains for the event. |
|North Clackamas County Parks and Recreation District - We used Mill Park
as the event site. We were lucky to have the use of Tonia Burns and
Jeff Lesh who have experience organizing events like this. Jeff also
directed work at Mill Park during the event|
|Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church - Pastor Bill Fisher was a part of the
planning committee from the start. His church and others supplied more
than 50 volunteers. And many thanks for using your church van to
transport our volunteers.|
|Portland Parks and Recreation - This year we included Tideman Johnson Park
which is Portland Parks property. They directed the work in the park
and Trail. They provided two vehicles and drivers who
patrolled the Spring Water Trail for trash bags. They brought trash to
the dumpsters and helped transport volunteers.|
|Friends of Tideman Johnson - A big thanks to the Friends who helped plan
and clean up the park. |
|Fred Meyer - They were our primary sponsor. They gave us a $500 gift
card to buy all the
food and drinks for the event. When the volunteers finished their
enjoyed a hamburger/hot dog BBQ. It was a pleasure again working with the Johnson Creek Fred Meyer.|
|REI - We were very pleased to have REI as a sponsor. They gave each
volunteer a T-shirt, water bottle and REI store coupons. The shirts
were great for identifying our volunteers. |
|Starbucks - They supplied 5 gallons of fresh coffee in the morning to get
the volunteers started. The coffee was a big hit and they nearly drank
the whole thing.|
|Krispy Kreme - 16 dozen doughnuts also got the volunteers
|Morgan Distributing - They supplied the ice to keep everything cool.
Iced bottles of water were very welcome when the volunteers came out of the
|Sunset Garbage - They donated the use and disposal of one large drop box for the event.|