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18 May 2012

2012 Green River Cleanup final report

Posted by Jay. Comments Off on 2012 Green River Cleanup final report

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”.

17 Jan 2012

New for 2012 GRCU on facebook

Posted by Jay. Comments Off on New for 2012 GRCU on facebook

Please visit our new facebook page. There, you can show your support by “liking” the page and you can share your Green River Cleanup experience through photos and stories.

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17 Jan 2012

The 27th Annual Green River Cleanup

Posted by Jay. Comments Off on The 27th Annual Green River Cleanup

Announcing
The 27th Annual Green River Cleanup
Saturday May 5th
Registration begins 9:00am
Kanaskat-Palmer State park
Mark your calendars

2 May 2011

Thankyou 26th cleanup Mark your calenders

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Another successful cleanup. Tons of trash removed by hundreds of people. Thankyou Green River Cleanup participants. Advanced planners, mark your calendars for next year’s cleanup. 27th Annual Green River Cleanup May 5th 2012

26 Apr 2011

26th Annual Green River Cleanup Sat April 30th 2011

Posted by Jay. Comments Off on 26th Annual Green River Cleanup Sat April 30th 2011

Just talked (Wed. 10:30 a.m.) to the regulator for Howard Hanson
dam (Ken Brettman USACOE).   His prediction for the Green River (Green
River below Howard Hanson) for Saturday goes like this.  There is a lot of uncertainty about what the inflow
will do.  We will be passing inflow minus
about 100cfs. Out flow should be around 1500 cfs.  Could easily go to 2000 cfs.  Low end 1000 to 1200 cfs.  High end 2800 to 3000 cfs. Expect 1500 cfs.

This should make for an excellent turn out for the
cleanup.  Boaters register with WRRR personnel
at Headworks rd. or Kanaskat Palmer park. 
Ground crews register with FOG/MGRC/Sierra
club personnel at Flaming Geyser park shelter 3. Fog/Sierra club fund raiser
picnic also shelter 3.

Enjoy,

JayC