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The 37th annual Umpqua River Cleanup
September 19, 2020 - September 30, 2020
The 37th annual Umpqua River Cleanup Begins on Saturday but like everything else this year, will be different than normal.
Umpqua Watersheds Executive Director Kasey Hovik said normally, the group would be organizing teams of people in various spots along the Umpqua River, providing bags and coordinating their pick up. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they will not organize and meet with groups.
Hovik is asking for volunteers to help September 19th through the 27th by cleaning up the shores of the Umpqua River from the headwaters to the sea. He said there is a lot of trash that needs to be removed before river levels go up with the coming rains.
Residents are asked to take their own trash bags to the river and pick up trash, disposing of it on their own at the landfill or in an approved dumpster. Share pictures of river cleanup activities by sending them to: firstname.lastname@example.org. A collage of the pictures will be put up on the Umpqua Watersheds website and it social media platforms.