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4 May 2015

Thanks Everybody!!!

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Thankyou everyone for coming out to the 2015 GRCU!   Despite the low water flows, we still had a good turnout and got lots of trash.   Final stats will be coming shortly.


28 Apr 2015

Join us April 30th, 2016!!!

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green cutting up cars!

Please mark your calendars for the 31st annual Green River Cleanup on April 30th, 2016.    Thanks for being on the Green River Cleanup Team!!!

9 May 2014

2014 29th GRCU Final Report

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What can I say, the stars all lined up for a great GRCU. You came through again, to make the 29th GRCU the best clean-up yet. Thanks to all you volunteers who made sure the banks of the Green are clean for another year. Special thanks to WRRR board of directors who take on the ever increasing logistical challenges of the GRCU.

Here are the stats for 2014 29th GRCU:

New record boater turnout:
224 registered volunteers for a total of 608 volunteer hours.

New record for least amount of garbage removed:
Less than 1 cu. Yd. 900 to 1000 lbs. (This is a good thing)

New record rain fall for GRCU:
Somebody was praying for rain and boy did we get it.

New record or near new record for GRCU flows:
2150 cfs; great level, only 2nd time in GRCU history at flows over 2000 cfs. No reports of incidents, which is common at these flows.

A cleaner Green River, more awareness, lots of personal first descents as well as long time GRCU veterans again made this the biggest best clean-up in the PNW.
Mark your 2015 calendars now for the 30th GRCU, Saturday may 2nd 2015. We are planning some special things. Let’s break some more records next year. SYOTGR

1 May 2014

Registration is now closed for the 2014 29th GRCU

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Thanks to all who pre-registered. You can still register, as usual at the various put ins on Saturday Morning. about 60 of you pre-registered at our first year of e-registration. That is awesome. Our goal is 100%.

See you here next year for the 30th GRCU, we are planning some special things. As usual it will be on the first Saturday preceding Mother’s Day weekend.

1 May 2014

Pre-Registration closes at noon May 1st Today

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Pre- Registration closes in less than one hour at Noon. You may still register at the event as usual

30 Apr 2014

Only One One Day Left

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29 Apr 2014

Only 3 more days register NOW

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27 Apr 2014

One Week to go Saturdat May 3rd

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15 Apr 2014

29th Green River Clean-Up May 3rd 2014

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19839_312415910408_604705408_5028862_70280_n (1)29th Annual Green River Clean-up

Saturday May 3rd 2014

The odds are, someone you know will be here, will you? The biggest, oldest, best river cleanup in Washington State is coming soon!

The Green River Clean-up (www.facebook.com/greenrivercleanup ) is organized by Washington Recreational River Runners (www.facebook.com/groups/wrrr.org ) and Friends of the Green River (FOG), with many other organizations and government agencies as sponsors. Look for Washington Kayak Club (https://www.facebook.com/groups/11349657251/ ), Washington Recreational River Runners (https://www.facebook.com/groups/wrrr.org/ ), University of Puget Sound Kayak Club (https://www.facebook.com/groups/207362389423816/ ), Mountaineers ( https://www.facebook.com/TheMountaineers ), Boeing Employees Whitewater and Touring (https://www.facebook.com/pages/BEWET-Boeing-Employees-Whitewater-Touring-Club/156583531028029 ), Sierra Club (https://www.facebook.com/cascadechapter ), University Kayak Club ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/2201438551/ ), American Whitewater (https://www.facebook.com/AmericanWhitewater ), Friends of the Green (FOG)

Boaters from all over Washington and beyond come out to clean the Green River each and enjoy the exciting runs on this beloved river. Don’t miss the fun in 2014! Come high water or low flows, you know you will have fun and feel better for it.
Camping at the put-in is free for all Green River Clean-Up volunteers
Kanaskat Palmer State Park https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kanaskat-Palmer-State-Park/143241812355046

BBQ at the take-out provided by WRRR donations accepted
Flaming Geyser State Park https://www.facebook.com/pages/Flaming-Geyser-State-Park/111996152150236 Shelter three.

Come join us or show your support by liking our page on facebook.

American Whitewater description of Washington’s Green River.

18 May 2012

2012 Green River Cleanup final report

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Thank you 2012, 27th annual Green River Clean-Up Participants. (final report)
The 27th annual Green River Clean-Up (GRCU), again was a huge success. Hundreds of people, for the 27th time, converged on the 14 mile reach of Washington’s Green River known locally as “The Gorge”. They brought boats, bags, boots, shovels and gloves to pick up, pack out, clean up, restore and improve the general health of the Green river Gorge.
The paddling community once again turned out in record numbers in support of the cleanup. You risked popped inflatables and torn dry suits to remove anything that doesn’t belong, from Automobile parts to Zinc coated corrugated sharp chunks of steel, you guys rock. The Green River Cleanup thanks you for your continued support of this Northwest Washington tradition. Special thanks go to WRRR (Washington Recreational River Runners www.wrrr.org), FOG (Friends of the Green, (www.friendsofthegreen.org), MGRC (Middle Green River Coalition, http://www.mgrc.org/). Ground crews and support, Washington State Parks, King County Parks, Boy Scouts of America, Black diamond historical society

Participating paddling clubs: WRRR (www.wrrr.org), WKC (www.washingtonkayakclub.org), PTCC (www.paddletrails.org), BEWET (http://bewet.org), OWA (www.oregonwhitewater.org), UKC (http://students.washington.edu/ukc/wordpress/). The list that pulls us together, Professor paddle, www.professorpaddle.com. Please let me know if I missed your group.
Many sponsors and supporters, too long to list here.
Each year, with only four exceptions, the GRCU grows in scope and participation. This year again, you made it the biggest and best cleanup ever. Well done, next year, let’s plan now to do it again.
Announcing the 2013, 28th annual, Green River Cleanup, Saturday May 4th. (Mark your Calendars).
Look what’s in store for next year’s bigger and better cleanup: E-registration, going plastic bag-less, bigger and more ground crews, improved information distribution. And more, visit often to see what we’re up to. (www.facebook.com/greenrivercleanup), for all things Green River Cleanup related. Drop a line; let us know what you think.
GRCU’s goal is to clean and restore the health of the Green River Gorge and its environment; to protect water quality and quantity for fish and recreation; to spread the word of its need to be protected and the need to protect all of our Rivers; to inform the un-informed; to educate our youth through active youth involvement in the cleanup by organizations like the boy scouts (learn as you clean) through (planned cleanup activities); to inspire others to protect their local waterways.
Spread the word, “Leave a place cleaner that what you found it”.