• Down the River Clean Up - Sept 11, 2016

    09/11/2016 09:00 AM - 09/11/2016 03:00 PM

    Registration for Down the River Clean Up is LIVE over at We Love Clean Rivers:

    Head on over and pre-register! 

    Do you happen to love this river as much as we do?

    If you have ever fallen in love with this or any river, we invite you to join us for this spectacular day of organized chaos where 300+ river-lovers jump in their rafts, kayaks, drift boats – or maybe even dawn a snorkel mask – uniting to scour the banks and bottom of 20+ miles of riverway from Milo McIver Park to Clackamette Park where the Clackamas empties into the Willamette. Get wet, do the Truffle Shuffle, race your neighbor to extract the biggest hulking piece of rusted dilapidated trash you’ve ever seen and help restore the Clackamas back to its pristine state! We will thank you. The salmon will thank you.

    The annual Down the River Clean Up is an on-the-river, 20+ mile clean up made possible by a rich network of river recreationalists, outdoor companies, environmental organizations, government entities, local community leaders, and hopefully you! Upwards of 3,635 community members and volunteers have joined together each year for the past 13 years to remove over 66,040 pounds of trash from the Clackamas River. Our dream is to create a community where everyone loves their rivers as much as we do and that some day, we can throw a party on the river without having to clean it up.

    The Clackamas River is home to old-growth forests, bird species, steelhead, and is one of the last remaining wild salmon runs in the lower Columbia basin. While the river provides healthy habitat for wildlife, it also supplies the Portland metropolitan area with fresh drinking water. Due to the bounty, beauty, and close proximity to urban areas, the Clackamas River has become known for attracting recreationalists of all kinds, including kayakers, rafters, tubers, anglers, and more. The high-use of the river and its nearness to cities, unfortunately, brings in pollutants and unwarranted litter.

    Join us in turning restoration into recreation… and art!

  • Monthly Council Meeting

    08/18/2016 06:00 PM - 08/18/2016 08:30 PM

    The Clackamas River Basin Council hosts monthly Council Meetings the third Thursday of every month from 6:00-8:30 pm at the Mt. Scott Fire Station in Happy Valley (9339 SE Causey Ave. Happy Valley, OR 97086). These meetings are open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend! 

    Please RSVP with Cheryl at or call 503-303-4372 x100. Meeting agendas and minutes are available by request or can be found below. Also let us know if you would like to receive monthly meeting agendas by email.

    Upcoming Council Meetings:

    Download schedule - 2016

    January 21 - Agenda  Minutes
    February 18 - Agenda  Minutes
    March 17 - Agenda   Minutes
    April 21 - Agenda  Minutes
    May 19 - Annual Watershed Celebration
    June 16 - Agenda  Minutes
    July 21 - Agenda  Minutes
    August 18 - Agenda  Minutes
    September 15 - Agenda   Minutes
    October 20 - Agenda   Minutes
    November 17 - Agenda  Minutes
    December 15 - Agenda  Minutes