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The Spring Siuslaw River & Estuary Cleanup will be on Saturday March 24th 11:AM to 2:PM.
Pick up your supplies in Florence at the Old Town Port of Siuslaw Dock located at 1st and Harbor Street.
If you have a boat bring it! You can access the river or estuary by walking from the port dock along the bank, or going to the parking area by the North Fork bridge on HWY 126. If you’ve noticed a problem area elsewhere that collects trash feel free to go there. Be prepared with a life jacket, rubber boots, wetsuit, spare clothes, and we hear neoprene booties work really well.
Join us after the efforts at Wakonda Tasting Room 1725 Kingwood for a volunteer appreciation BBQ!
As you can see we had an enthusiastic group of youthful volunteers at the February 4th beach cleanup. Oh what fun it was to comb the the south jetty beach with this crew of high school activists. Thank you volunteers!! With a total of 10 people in 2 hours we managed to fill 12 bags of trash, and haul away a load of Styrofoam and a disintegrating fiberglass boat. Our ocean is that much cleaner, keep up the good work!
Under warm sunny skies, a total of 41 volunteers came out by boat and via land for just a few hours to help cleanup our beloved Siuslaw River. In total the crew hauled in a whopping 1600 pounds! Some of the more frequent items encountered included large chunks of styrofoam, plastic bottles, tires, and plastic bags. After all of the hard work, volunteers met up at the Wakonda Brewery Tasting Room for some cool libations and a BBQ, with some great music by the local band Sun House. Thank you so much to everyone who came out and helped to keep all of this trash from ending up in the ocean and on our beaches! Extra special thanks to Siuslaw Chapter Volunteer Coordinator Melisa Buckwald for her great leadership in organizing this event! The Siuslaw Chapter has officially adopted the Siuslaw Estuary from the Siuslaw Bridge up to Cushman through SOLV’s Adopt-A-River program, the next cleanup event will be on August 27th so mark your calendars now and tell your friends! Check out a few more pics that made the front page of the Siuslaw News here
For those of you wondering what has happened over the past few months to Siuslaw member Geth Noble…well, here you go:
Congratulations to the newly elected chapter executive board for the Siuslaw Chapter! John Tipple – Chair, Ian Jarman – Vice Chair, Melisa Buckwald – Volunteer Coordinator, Jakki Todd – Treasurer and Johanna Finley – Secretary. Welcome aboard our new Siuslaw chapter leaders!