Portland ChapterThe Portland Chapter of Surfrider Foundation works from the mountain watershed to the sea More Details
This month, the Green Streets crew made a new route around our neighborhood, picking up trash along Alberta and Killingsworth Streets as well as from out 10 or so bioswales and streets in between. The ghostly crew did an excellent job, picking up about 60 gallons of litter (that’s enough to fill one of your big home garbage roll carts)!
Join Recycling Advocates for their Annual Meeting in Portland at the Rogue Brewery September 26 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. They’ll be discussing current efforts and reduction policies for plastic, with a particular focus on the bag ban policies in Portland and around the state. More info
Our August Green Streets Cleanup went really well. It was nice to be out in the sunshine, along with everyone else! We bumped into at least 5 different groups of people all interested in what we were up to, and excited to see what we were doing. Green Streets is a monthly neighborhood cleanup we do in North Portland. Its a collaboration between Surfrider, and the City of Portland’s Green Streets Program, which gets citizens involved in helping protect local water quality by picking up trash, and keeping the city’s bioswales clean and healthy.
Come help keep our watersheds clean and healthy at two clean up opportunities in September! The first takes place September 8th on the Clackamas River for We Love Clean Rivers Annual Down on the River Clean Up. Surfrider will be there tabling and we’d love you to come volunteer! The second opportunity takes place on September 15th on Mount Hood for Snowrider’s 3rd Annual Salmon River Headwaters Clean Up. Read on for volunteer opportunities and contact info!