Posted by: plreber | May 1, 2008

May 17th Watershed Cleanup Event

‘Down by the Riverside’
Watershed Clean up Event

What? A Community-wide spring-cleaning, recycling and invasive plant removal!

Who? The City of Cottage Grove, Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council, and SOLV (event sponsor) together with and many local business sponsors and volunteers will make this event happen.

Why? TO REMOVE TRASH, RECYCLABLE MATERIALS and INVASIVE PLANTS FROM PUBLIC PARKS & NEIGHBORHOODS, and to get ready for Olympic Trials visitors in June and the summer recreation season.

When?    Saturday, May 17th 8am-1pm

Where? Meet to register at Cottage Grove Community Center from 8:00am until 9:00am, then head to one of the local worksites:

East Regional Park: Trash clean up & weed removal
Silk Creek: Ivy pull, trash clean up, and house party
Riverside Park/Coast Fork: Trash clean-up & weeding/planting
Trailhead Park/Row River Trail: Trash clean up & planting

There’s MORE!

·    RECYCLING drop-off for paper & plastics, scrap metal, and old COMPUTERS & a dumpster at 7th & Whiteaker/Gibbs.
·    BARBECUE at Coiner Park following the cleanup for those who register in the morning and PRIZES for weirdest piece of trash.
·    SAFETY FIRST!  Gloves and a safety briefing will be available. SNACKS will be provided at all locations. Donations are still being sought for both prizes and snacks.

Questions? Contact: Teresa Cowan     942-1185 or Pam Reber 767-9717

We would like to thank our business sponsors: Umpqua Bank, Cottage Grove Garbage Service, Lane County Waste Management, Ray’s, Safeway, Costco, and Wal-Mart.

Register at the event or online at: http://www.solv.org/programs/down_by_the_riverside.asp Please register online or plan on registering before 9 am on May 17th to be eligible for fun activities and prizes later in the afternoon. Get a group together & come on down!

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