9 Apr 2024

40th Annual Green River Cleanup May 4th, 2024

Posted by Green River Cleanup

2024!!! Save the date for the 40th ANNUAL Green River Cleanup!!!! Saturday 5-4-24

Join WRRR, Paddle trails, OWA, WKC, BeWet, Nature Nuts, Boy Scouts, Green River Coalition, WA state parks, and other several local clubs (If we missed your group let us know!) , neighbors and friends at the 40th Annual Green River Cleanup on Saturday 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 3 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 is online.      In person registration can be done 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 9:30am- 11:00AM. 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.

GRCU will be hosting a BBQ at Flaming Geyser picnic shelter #3 on Saturday afternoon/evening after the event for members (or a $5 donation for non-members). GRCU will provide smoked turkey, smoked pork and Mexican cuisine ., what you bring, and limited sides. Volunteers are asked to bring potluck side items. Please pl Co an 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 starting around 3pm and wrapping up around 6pm +/- river time 🙂

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:

-Flaming Geyser BBQ helpers

-Lead Boat-Volunteer organizers
on map and lead ground crews)

-Sweep boats for Headworks, Gorge, Yoyo and to Sous creek

-Editor for the Greenrivercleanup.org site.

-Rafts and large boats for the Yo-Yo and down to Whitney bridge

-Special projects, land based cleanup.
-Boat pod leaders
-Registration 2 shifts open at headworks.   (1st is 9:30-10:15am, 2nd is 10:16-11am) Easy to run if you aren’t doing shuttle
-Registration 2 shifts open at kanasket palmer (1st 9:00am until 10:15am, 2nd from 10:15-11:30am)
-Shuttle organizers (on your own)
-River safety crews 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

-Sunday helpers breaking down the event and picking up trash bags from river access points.

-Someone to lead with taking pictures and volunteer appreciation.

Make sure to check HERE http://www.greenrivercleanup.org for more information and status updates.

Maps are available at www.greenrivercleanup.org

Trip Leaders:
GRCU Committee. Contact 360-319-6524

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