by: COURTESY OF WILLAMETTE RIVERKEEPER - Volunteers at a past Great Willamette CleanupHundreds of Oregonians will take to the water Saturday, Oct. 5, for the fifth-annual Great Willamette Cleanup sponsored by Willamette Riverkeeper.

Volunteers will blanket the riverside from Eugene to Portland to pick up trash and leave the river in a healthier and prettier state.

Canoes and kayaks are available at some locations, and volunteers can bring their own.

Last year, more than 900 people volunteered in groups in the Portland area, Eugene, Corvallis, Salem and Newberg.

To sign up for a team, go to:

Steve Law can be reached at 503-546-5139 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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