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Chance To Help Clean Up The Alsea River This Sunday

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Alsea Sportsman’s Association will join forces with other conservation-minded individuals this Sunday, April 15 to clean up the Alsea River. This event is also sponsored by SOLVE and Dahl Disposal Service.

RAIN DROPS BEAD ON A LARGE BALL OF FISHING LINE DISCARDED ALONG THE ALSEA RIVER LAST DECEMBER. IT WAS PICKED UP AND REMOVED BY THE BLOGGER IN CHIEF. (ANDY WALGAMOTT)

The day-long clean-up is set to begin at 9 a.m. at the U.S. Forest Service’s Blackberry Campground (day use area), located approximately 19 miles east of Waldport on Highway 34. ODFW is seeking volunteers to assist with the clean-up both by boat and from shore.

“We need volunteers to work from the river and others to work from the road, picking up trash along the Alsea River corridor and at popular boat ramps and bank access sites along the river,” said Christine Clapp, ODFW biologist in Newport.

A STEELHEADER ROWS HIS DRIFT BOAT DOWN A TRANQUIL SECTION OF THE ALSEA. THE CLEANUP WILL FOCUS ON BOTH THE RIVER’S BANKS AND THE HIGHWAY 34 CORRIDOR ALONGSIDE IT. (ANDY WALGAMOTT)

Free Northwest Forest day passes will be provided to volunteers, and a shuttle service will also be available. Both drift boats and motor boats are welcome. There will be coffee and donuts in the morning and a barbeque hosted by the Alsea Sportsman’s Association in the afternoon.

“This is a great and fun way for people to show their support for clean rivers,” said Clapp. The clean-up will focus on the river downstream from Campbell Park.