On August 27th, over 100 volunteers joined together to clean up nearly 5 miles of Johnson Creek and the Springwater Corridor Trail. We also cleaned Mill Park, Tideman Johnson Park, and Johnson Creek Park
Team 1 tackled removal of a pile of shopping carts.
Portland Parks assisted team 1. Here is one of the carts on the hook.
Team 2 tackled the stretch upstream from 92nd Ave. Here they are under the I-205 bridge.
Team 3 found some tires downstream from 92nd Ave.
Team members used a shopping cart to carry items, one last time.
This is a good example of what was in the creek.
More fun with shopping carts.
Her is one of the many piles of debris removed from the creek.
Team 3 poses for a picture. This team was made up of employees from Recology. Recology took all the garbage from the event for free.
This cart was removed near Tideman-Johnson Park. This cart has been leaching metal into the creek for several years. This is why we clean.
By the end of the event we had removed 3.5 tons of debris. This included lots of shopping carts, tires, metal, car parts.
This was the 4th Johnson Creek Clean up. We couldn't have done it with out the help from many agencies and organizations.
Events like this need sponsors to be really successful. We had some really great sponsors.