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7 Jun 2021

Mercury / Nozzle Video from Jarrad Krueger

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Here’s a great video to watch prior to the green river cleanup!!!

Green River Rafting WA – Mercury and the Nozzle – Basic Line @ 1460cfs on May 1, 2021 – YouTube

Green River Rafting WA – Mercury and the Nozzle – Basic Line @ 1460cfs on May 1, 2021 – YouTube

Use this map for reference on the eddies and where to stage: http://www.greenrivercleanup.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Green-River-Mercury-Nozzle-Safety-Eddy-Map.jpg

3 May 2021

April 30, 2022 Green River Cleanup 38th annual!

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Thanks for helping us cleanup the Green River! Please save the date for next year!!! April 30, 2022

10 Feb 2021

2021 36th annual Green River Cleanup

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NOTE: We are still scheduling events for 2021, but events may be modified while there is still a risk of COVID-19 transmission. Make sure to check the event information and Facebook discussions before the event.

This event will likely happen in small micro pods of families and neighbors to comply with WA state health guidelines and the CDC. Please stay safe and keep our rivers free of trash by keeping the event alive.

Join WRRR, WKC, PTCC, OWA, MGRC, Nature Nuts, WTA, and Wa state friends and neighbors at the 36th Annual Green River Cleanup! There will be lots to do for boaters and non boaters. River stretches from class 2-4. Hiking and ground crew sections from flat trail to adventurous river corridor cleaning.

Registration at the Headworks goes from 9:30AM-11AM. At Kanasket-Palmer State Park, you can register from 9AM-11:30AM. Help us clean up the Green River and keep it one of the most beautiful rivers you can raft. You can pre-register online at http://www.greenrivercleanup.org/register-for-the-clean-up/

Cleanup volunteers will enjoy free camping at the Kanasket-Palmer State Park group camp on the Green on Friday and Saturday nights. Camping is tight for large rigs. Ease rsvp any large EVa, and be flexible. WRRR will also be hosting a BBQ at Kanasket Palmer State Park getup camp on Saturday afternoon for members (or a $5 donation for non-members).  WRRR will be providing Burgers, Brats, and main course foods.   We welcome you to bring side items potluck style!

Make sure to check out www.greenrivercleanup.org for complete details.

You can also find updated information through the Green River Cleanup Facebook group.

Comments From The Camp Cook

Attention WRRR family. Please allow me to sincerely apologize for any miscommunication regarding the upcoming Green River events. WRRR has a long tradition of bringing families together through large events revolving around potluck style dining. Unfortunately as we navigate through this unprecedented time some traditions must evolve to ensure public health and safety. As a result here is the event dining schedule for the upcoming Green River Events:

  • 36th Annual Green River Clean Up
  • Saturday May 1st
  • Location: Kanaskat Palmer Group Camp

A complete BBQ will be served around 6PM. No potluck dish necessary. Again I have all the fixins! 

I regret to inform you that there will be NO Dutch oven dessert cook off this year. Please feel free to compete and share within your households.

Again I sincerely apologize if this recent update has upset anyone’s plans. As your camp cook I feel a personal responsibility to each and every one of you to ensure that any and all food preparation is handled with the utmost care. I promise to adhere to covid guidelines to the best of my ability and knowledge. As such everyone is politely asked to wear their mask and sanitize their hands before approaching the cook station. Thank you in advance for helping us all stay happy, healthy, safe, and BOATING.

Sincerely,

Mary K

27 Jan 2020

2020 35th annual Green River Cleanup!!!

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UPDATE: The 2020 GRCU is postponed due to covid-19. Please check back for updates. **We have several neighbors that live on the river and in the Green River watershed. Their families will spend the hours grabbing trash to keep our streak alive!!!

Join WRRR, Paddle trails, OWA, WKC, BeWett, Nature Nuts, Boy Scouts, MGRC, WA state parks, and other several local clubs (If we missed your group let us know!) , neighbors and friends at the 35th Annual Green River Cleanup on May 2nd!!! Every year lots of outdoor enthusiast enjoy the day recreating along the river, and cleaning up trash at the same time. As always, there will be lots to do for boaters and non boaters. River stretches are rated class 2-4. The last 2 years proved that we will boat no matter the flow! Hiking and ground crew sections are available from flat trail to adventurous river corridor
cleaning. We found some huge trash areas and have local neighbor’s helping out as well!

Registration goes from 9:30-11 AM at the Headworks put in (Just before the army corps gate on river left), and Kanasket-Palmer State Park from 9am- 11:30AM. Help us clean up the Green River and keep it one of the most beautiful rivers you can raft.

Cleanup members will enjoy free camping at Kanasket-Palmer Campground, Friday and Saturday nights.   Please RSVP if you have an RV.

WRRR will also be hosting a BBQ at Kanasket Palmer State Park Picnic shelter on Saturday afternoon/evening after the event for members (or a $5 donation for non-members). Wrrr will provide burgers, brats., what you bring, and limited sides. Volunteers are asked to bring potluck side items. Please plan ahead with your lunch / snacks. What- you need a time? It’s after the river cleanup safety and sweep boat committee arrives! Come on out!!! Usually it’s about 6:30pm +/- river time 🙂

There will be a DUTCH OVEN DESSERT COOKOFF, this year just like years past. IT will be held at 8:30pm at one of the camps. Show off your D.O. skills and impress your friends. Winner gets a prize which has been over a $50 value in the past!!!

The Green River Cleanup **NEEDS YOUR VOLUNTEER** HELP to help make the event smooth and enjoyable for everyone. Please sign up with a trip leader if you are interested in any of the following:

-Lead Boat-Volunteer organizers
on map and lead ground crews)
-Sweep boat
-Special projects, land based cleanup. (Winches are encouraged!)
-Boat pod leaders
-Registration helpers
-2 shift open at headworks. (1st is 9:30-10:15am, 2nd is 10:16-11am) Easy to run if you aren’t doing shuttle
-2 shift open at kanasket palmer (1st 9:00am until 10:15am, 2nd from 10:15-11:30am)
-Shuttle organizers (on your own)
-River safety crew at the Mercury / nozzle area
-Recycle sorters
-BBQ Cleanup Helpers
-Event Cleanup (Sunday)
-Drivers to move trash and volunteers around the Green River Watershed picking up trash

Make sure to check out the http://www.greenrivercleanup.org, Green River Cleanup on Facebook, or the WRRR forums for more information and status updates.

Maps are available at www.greenrivercleanup.org

Trip Leaders:
GRCU Committee and WRRR Board

10 May 2019

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THANKYOU to all of our participants that gave your weekend to help us cleanup the green river corridor!!! We hope to see you next year May 2nd, 2020!

Total Trash counted    –  1008 pounds

Total recyclables Metal  -220 pounds

Gallons of used motor oil 2.5 –       20 pounds to be recycled

Lawn art, reused    –                          30 pounds In MBs lawn.  haha

Lawn clippings and leaves composted-          220 pounds (this was insane they dumped it in a double bag over the hill at headworks road.    I then reused the 8 bags it was in!).   At least now maybe some flowers will grow…..

Misc bags dumped around KP camp dumpsters.   10 pounds (estimated)

MIsc bags dumped at flaming geyser 50 pounds (estimated, was 6+ bags or so)

Total pounds 1,558

Total volunteers.    83.    I counted like 112, but 83 is the official report.   We will do better signing up people next year.   Since we moved the rafts downstream the usual registration station weren’t really used.

We had kayakers on Headworks, Upper Gorge, Lower gorge (sunday) , Yoyo, and the stretch all the way to soos creek!

We had hikers, rafters, kayakers, , campers, and mountain bikers. Please spread the word to you clubs, families and friends that the 2020 Green River cleanup is MAY 3rd, 2020. Thanks a ton and see you next year! -GRCU Committee

2 May 2019

2019 Low FLOW Plan for boaters

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Meet at group camp before 850 am for people unsure.

Gorge trips prob won’t happen except kayaks. If you go, nozzle is an easy scout and portage river left.

Brenan is leading hiking in nozzle around 11:30 after registrations.   Exploring possible help from 4×4 enthusiasts next year and checking out extraction possibilities for the gorge. We are getting Intel and pics for them as well,as marking legal access.     Before noon we are doing all,ground crew  Across from KP and up headworks.

Ground Crew work will continue. Mostly up headworks road, in the KP park and accross the river on KP land

Clay Ross is leading a headworks trip lots of hardshells.   Prob a bunch of wrrr peeps will end up there. We are planning on a sunday run as well.

The lower reaches below Flaming Geyser will have plenty of water.   Meet at flaming geyser 10am.     James is running yoyo which is Flaming Geyser to Whitney bridge. Discover passes are waived at flaming geyser. It would be smart to have one at the Soos Creek takeout.

Most the WRRR crew Will run Whitney bridge to just before hwy 18 at soos creek.  Still meet flaming 10am.   Easy in/out for large boats as there are fishing ramps. See maps below

We are sending down garbage bags and registration with a boater doing the lower.   Anyone doing registration we can swap so they can do the lower and we will handle it with ground crews.

Anyone not sure should meet Pinky at 850am group camp or 9am KP boat ramp 930 headworks is where we are meeting groups. Final hiking plan will be at 930 headworks. Once ground crews are going, we will head for the trailhead. 10am meet at flaming geyser for the lower reaches. Tons of trash awaits you!

Camping, BBQ, dutch oven cookoff times are all still good and approx. See you there and thanks for the help!!!

Map to SOOS creek bridge here
https://wdfw.wa.gov/places-to-go/water-access-sites/30253

Map to Whitney Bridge, Flaming Geyser, Headworks here:
http://www.greenrivercleanup.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Screenshot_20170501-152252.png

10 Jan 2019

34th Green River Cleanup l

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34th ANNUAL Green River Cleanup!!!! Saturday 5-4-19

The 34th Annual Green River Cleanup is right around the corner!!! Save the date for Saturday May 4th, 2019!

Join WRRR, Paddle trails, OWA, WKC, BeWett, Nature Nuts, Boy Scouts, MGRC, WA state parks, and other several local clubs (If we missed your group let us know!) , neighbors and friends at the 34th Annual Green River Cleanup on May 4th!!! Every year lots of outdoor enthusiast enjoy the day recreating along the river, and cleaning up trash at the same time. As always, there will be lots to do for boaters and non boaters. River stretches are rated class 2-4. The last 2 years proved that we will boat no matter the flow! Hiking and ground crew sections are available from flat trail to adventurous river corridor
cleaning. We found some huge trash areas and have local neighbor’s helping out as well!

Registration goes from 9:30-11 AM at the Headworks, and Kanasket-Palmer State Park from 9am- 11:30AM. Help us clean up the Green River and keep it one of the most beautiful rivers you can raft.  UPDATE:  There will be a short registration setup at Flaming Geyser at 10AM-10:05AM.   Pass the clip board along.  It will go with a boater to the Soos Creek Takeout.

Cleanup members will enjoy free camping at Kanasket-Palmer Campground, Friday and Saturday nights. Note the Group camp is open to all volunteers! We have overflow spots available, but not until the group camp is full. UPDATE: Volunteers helping to setup the Green Clean event can at the group camp Thursday night.   We have sites 1-14 as well for large vehicles and LIMITED RVs. Please RSVP if you have an RV. Several groups are sharing sites 1-14 as well.

WRRR will also be hosting a BBQ at Kanasket Palmer State Park Group Camp on Saturday afternoon/evening after the event for members (or a $5 donation for non-members). Wrrr will provide burgers, brats., what you bring, and limited sides. Volunteers are asked to bring potluck side items. Please plan ahead with your lunch / snacks. What- you need a time? It’s after the river cleanup safety and sweep boat committee arrives! Come on out!!! Usually it’s about 6:30pm

There will be a DUTCH OVEN DESSERT COOKOFF, this year just like years past. IT will be held at 8:30pm at the Kanasket Palmer group camp. Show off your D.O. skills and impress your friends. Winner gets a prize which has been over a $50 value in the past!!!

The Green River Cleanup **NEEDS YOUR VOLUNTEER** HELP to help make the event smooth and enjoyable for everyone. Please sign up with a trip leader if you are interested in any of the following:

-Lead Boat

-Volunteer organizers and cheerleaders (at registration to help people find areas
on map and lead ground crews)
-Boat pod leaders
-Registration helpers
-2 shift open at headworks.   FILLED
-2 shift open at kanasket palmer 1st 9:00am until 10:15am and the 2nd from 10:15-11:30am
-Shuttle organizers (on your own)
-River safety crew at the Mercury / nozzle area
-Recycle sorters
-BBQ Cleanup Helpers
-Event Cleanup (Sunday)
-Drivers to move trash and volunteers around the Green River Watershed picking up trash

-Sweep Boat (FILLED)

Make sure to check out the Wrrr.org forums, the green river cleanup facebook page, or http://www.greenrivercleanup.org for more information and status updates.

Maps are available at www.greenrivercleanup.org

Trip Leaders:
GRCU Committee and WRRR Board

7 May 2018

Thankyou!!!! Please stay tuned for the 34th Annual Green River Cleanup May 4th, 2019

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A huge Thankyou to all the volunteers this past weekend at the 33rd Green Clean!!!     We have so many behind the scenes helpers, BBQ folks, trash picker uppers, truck dumpers, recycle sorters, camp cleaners that it makes things very smooth.     This success of this event is directly tied to all the effort you all put in and we really appreciate it!

We will have Volunteer and Trash pickup stats soon.   This year Folks picked up stuff Friday and Sunday as well to really help tune things up, Awesome

Stay Tuned for Next year’s info.   The date is May 4th, 2019, See ya soon 🙂

24 Apr 2018

Please join us for the 33rd Annual Green River Cleanup! May 5th, 2018!!!!

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The 33rd Annual Green River Cleanup is right around the corner!!! Save the date for Saturday May 5th, 2018!

Join WRRR at the 33rd Annual Green River Cleanup on May 5th!!! Every year lots of outdoor enthusiast enjoy the day recreating along the river, and cleaning up trash at the same time. As always, there will be lots to do for boaters and non boaters. River stretches are rated class 2-4. The last 2 years proved that we will boat no matter the flow! Hiking and ground crew sections are available from flat trail to adventurous river corridor cleaning.  We found some huge trash areas and have local neighbor’s helping out as well!

Registration goes from 9:30-11 AM at the Headworks, and Kanasket-Palmer State Park from 9am- 11:30AM. Help us clean up the Green River and keep it one of the most beautiful rivers you can raft.

Cleanup members will enjoy free camping at Kanasket-Palmer Campground, Friday and Saturday nights. Note the Group camp is open to all volunteers! We have overflow spots available, but not until the group camp is full. UPDATE: Volunteers helping to setup the Green Clean event may stay at the group camp Thursday night.

WRRR will also be hosting a BBQ at Kanasket Palmer State Park Group Camp on Saturday afternoon/evening after the event for members (or a $5 donation for non-members). Wrrr will provide burgers, brats. Volunteers are asked to bring potluck side items. Please plan ahead with your lunch / snacks

There will be a DUTCH OVEN DESSERT COOKOFF, this year just like years past. IT will be held at 8:30pm at the Kanasket Palmer group camp. Show off your D.O. skills and impress your friends. Winner gets a prize which has been over a $50 value in the past!!!

The Green River Cleanup NEEDS YOUR VOLUNTEER HELP to help make the event smooth and enjoyable for everyone. Please sign up with a trip leader if you are interested in any of the following:

-Volunteer organizers and leaders (at registration to help people find areas on map and lead ground crews)
-Boat pod leaders
-Registration helpers
1 shift open at headworks 10:15-11am
1 shift open at kanasket palmer 10:30-11:30am
-Shuttle organizers (on your own)
-River safety crew at the Mercury / nozzle area
-Recycle sorters
-BBQ Cleanup Helpers
-Event Cleanup (Sunday)
-Drivers to move trash and volunteers around the Green River Watershed picking up trash

Make sure to check out the Wrrr.org forums, the green river cleanup facebook page, or http://www.greenrivercleanup.org for more information and status updates.

Maps are available at www.greenrivercleanup.org

Trip Leaders:
GRCU Committee and WRRR Board

17 Jan 2018

2018 – Join us May 5th for the 33rd Annual Green River Cleanup!!!

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The 33rd Annual Green River Cleanup will be arriving soon!!!   Save the date for Saturday May 5th, 2018!

Camping for cleanup volunteers will be at the Kanasket Palmer Group Camp.   We have overflow sites once we fill that up.   Discover passes will be waived this weekend for volunteers.

Can’t wait to see you all this year!!!!