What We Do and Why

In a Nutshell

We Love Clean Rivers, Inc. is a 501(c)©3 non‐profit organization dedicated to cleaning high use rivers by mobilizing the river recreation community in partnership with local environmental, recreation and educational organizations.

By coordinating with kayakers, rafters, anglers, scuba divers and tubers to clean up waterways, We Love Clean Rivers broadens engagement with river restoration activities, increases the recreation community’s understanding of threats to watershed health and provides unique opportunities (drizzled with fun) for the community to give back to the incredible resources we use year-round.

After honing our participatory “Down The River Clean-Up” model on the Clackamas River since 2002, We Love Clean Rivers now works in partnership with any entity interested in catalyzing the recreation community for river stewardship events.

Through community education and year‐round support for local policy changes directed at waste reduction and better waste management along recreation corridors, WLCR seeks to eliminate the need for annual clean up events altogether.