Molalla River Cleanup and Celebration

It is time for a celebration!

Molalla River Watch — the folks who are the watershed council for the Molalla River — adopted 12 miles of the Molalla River in 1992 through the SOLVE Adopt-A-River program. Since then they have coordinated two river cleanups annually. That is 20 years of dedication toward a healthy Molalla River!

Molalla River Watch Executive Director Kay Patteson asks, “Come help us celebrate 20 years of volunteer efforts, meet new people and feel good about doing your part to keep the Molalla River clean and beautiful!”

The Molalla River is a beautiful place to visit this time of year. Unfortunately, some people still use it as a garbage dump. But with your help, trash won’t pile up! Molalla River Watch will assemble volunteers at 9 a.m., Saturday, October 13, at Feyrer Park for the annual fall cleanup. There will be a volunteer appreciation Bar-B-Q and 20th year celebration back at Feyrer Park in the afternoon.

For those not wanting to get in the water there will be an opportunity to improve trails in the Molalla Recreation Corridor non-motorized trail system.

Molalla River Watch, Inc. and The Bureau of Land Management sponsor the local cleanup and enhancement event. Clackamas County, SOLV, Molalla Communications Co., Johnson Controls, and the Molalla High School Green Team provide generous event support.

Target areas include The Molalla River Corridor above Glen Avon Bridge and other public access sites near Molalla. Volunteers should dress appropriately for our ever-changing weather, wear sturdy boots and bring gloves. If you forget or don’t have gloves, some will be available. Trash bags and tools will be provided.

Participants may earn community service credit for this event.

For more information or to pre-register your group, call Kay Patteson at 503-824-2195, send e-mail to [email protected], or visit


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