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Surfrider Portland Vounteers have been helping out on the PortlandGreen Streets Program, which helps reduce
storm water flow into the City’s watersheds.
We help keep bioswales, little island oasis of stormwater bliss on the sides of many of the streets of Portland, free and clear of debris and litter.
Well, our January Green Streets cleanup is in the bag… or Portland Recycling and Garbage roll carts to be exact.
Nine volunteers turned out to help clean about 15 bioswales in NE Portland. Big thanks to Michael, Shannon, Dane, Damion, Krista, Jonathan and Al! We collected 3 buckets full of debris from the bioswales we visited, and the sidewalks in between.
Interesting findings included: the insoles from a pair of shoes, a roofing shingle, and two packages of oreo cookies (empty unfortunately). There were lots of cigarette butts. Lots and lots of them. Pick them up people!
After cleaning things up, we headed back to home base, and chowed down on some delicious angelfood cake and strawberries. Come help at our next Green Streets cleanup, the second Tuesday in February for lots of fun, and of course, some delicious dessert!
For more information on the City of Portland’s Green Streets Program, click here.
To volunteer next month, contact Surfrider Portland’s Volunteer Coordinator Gregg by clicking here.
Join the Portland Chapter on Saturday, Jan 26 from 9am – 12pm for a restoration and cleanup of Oaks Crossing. This area is most easily accessed from Sellwood Riverfront Park - just look for the Surfrider tent! We’ve got hundreds of plants we need to put in, so please come out and help pitch in! All necessary supplies will be provided. We’ll also have coffee, pastries, water and snacks for all participants. This event is being organized in partnership with Portland Parks and Recreation. See you there!