Great Willamette Clean -up calls for volunteers for Saturday, Oct. 15

Willamette Riverkeeper, the City of Keizer, City of Salem, Marion SWCD and Oregon State Parks are hosting a famil- friendly trash clean up event at Keizer Rapids Park as a part of Willamette Riverkeeper’s 14th Annual Great Willamette Cleanup.

The clean-up is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at Keizer Rapids Park. Check in will be located near the Keizer Rapids Boat Ramp. The parking lot is near the boat ramp at the south end of the park. Public restrooms are available.

Voliunteers will be working throughout the park, which includes paved and unpaved trail options. Volunteerrs should pack along water, work gloves if you have them and sturdy close toed shoes. This portion of the event is great for all ages. Participants are welcome to finish at their own pace, however are encouraged to stay, visit our partner booths and enjoy the park. Trash bags, non-latex gloves and trash pickers will be provided.

Willamette Riverkeepers will lead volunteers up river to clean up trash only accessible by boat. Pack along your own water craft (kayak, canoe, SUP, jet ski, etc.), paddle and PFD (must be worn at all times while on the water). Don’t have a boat? Borrow a kayak from Salem Kayak Rentals! Reserve your boat through our registration link, here:

RAFFLE: All participants will be entered into a drawing to win a gift from OPRD, Willamette Riverkeeper and REI in Keizer. Drawing will take place at noon, must be present to win.

QUESTIONS? Reach out to, Amanda, [email protected]