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Big Turnout, 4 Tons Of Trash Collected In Annual Yaquina River Cleanup

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE U DA MAN FISHING TOURNAMENT

On Saturday, April 20th, the U Da Man (UDM) Fishing Tournament, in conjunction with Oregon SOLVE, held its 3rd Annual Port to Port Yaquina River Clean Up.

This event is sponsored by the Ports of Newport and Toledo, Dahl Disposal of Toledo, Thompson’s Sanitary Service of Newport, JC Thriftway Market and Englund Marine & Industrial Supply of Newport.

PARTICIPANTS IN THE PORT TO PORT CLEANUP POSE WITH TRASH COLLECTED ALONG THE LOWER YAQUINA RIVER DURING LAST WEEKEND’S EVENT. (U DA MAN)

Fifty-two volunteers worked from boats and the road shoulders from the Port of Toledo airport boat launch starting at 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. This is the largest group of volunteers we have had for this event. Two 20-yard dumpsters were filled with an estimated 8,000 pounds of debris and trash by the end of the day.

Volunteers represented local community members, along with the many members of the Longview Hills Fishing Club, Central Coast Fly Fishers, students from the Newport and Toledo High Schools, Angell Job Corp, First United Methodist Church Youth Group of Corvallis, ODFW, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol, Depoe Bay Salmon Enhancement, Oregon Hunters Association and Oregon SOLVE.

The UDM group wants to thank all the sponsors and volunteers who assisted us this year. We simply could not have this much impact on the Yaquina River habitat without all the people power and donations provided for this yearly event.

Yaquina Clean Up Organizers Looking For Vols, Boaters Ahead Of April Effort

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE U DA MAN FISHING TOURNAMENT

The U Da Man Fishing Tournament group announces the third annual Port to Port Yaquina River Clean Up on Saturday, April 20th,  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

LAST YEAR’S PORT TO PORT CLEANUP OF THE LOWER YAQUINA RIVER COLLECTED A WHOPPING TWO AND A HALF TONS OF TRASH. (U DA MAN)

In conjunction with Oregon SOLVE, the U Da Man volunteer group will work from the Port of Toledo airport boat ramp on the South Bay Road.

Some volunteers will be shuttled by boat to sections of the river banks that are only accessible from the water.

(U DA MAN)

Other volunteers will pick up trash along both the sides of the river from the adjoining roadways.

Last year, volunteers collected an estimated 5000 pounds of trash. Volunteers should dress accordingly for the weather.

Work gloves and a light lunch with drinks will be provided by UDM.

(U DA MAN)

Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday April 20th at the Toledo airport boat ramp.  If you would like to volunteer operation of your boat or work on foot, please contact Barb Dudley at (541) 272-7375 or Tom Simpson at (541) 351-0666.

This project is sponsored by the Ports of Toledo and Newport, Dahl Disposal, Thompsons Sanitary Service, Englund Marine & Industrial Supply,  Longview Hills Fishing Club and JC Sentry Market-Newport.

U Da Man Fishing Tournament is a group of volunteers dedicated the enhancement of the salmon population and the habitat of the Yaquina River.

U Da Man is a registered non profit (501c3 20-5379466). More info can be found on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/UDAMANFishingTournament

(U DA MAN)