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Volunteers to converge for Johnson Creek cleanup


Hundreds of volunteer families from across the metro region are anticipated again to attend this cleanup extravaganza as the eighth-annual Johnson Creek Clean Up gears up for Saturday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Photo Credit: PHOTO BY: BRUCE MACGREGOR - Last year three and a half tons of trash was removed from five miles of the creek upstream and downstream from Mill Park in Milwaukie.Last year, 3.5 tons of trash was removed from five miles of the creek upstream and downstream from Mill Park in Milwaukie.

This community-building event brings Johnson Creek neighbors and friends together to continue the stream’s ongoing restoration process. Over the past several years, this trash-removal effort has contributed to the enhancement of many native animal populations that call Johnson Creek home. These include: chinook and coho salmon, steelhead, cutthroat trout, pileated woodpeckers, freshwater mussels, painted turtles, red-legged frogs and dozens of other species.

“Being that the Johnson Creek is a part of my local environment, it brings me joy to have a hands-on part in cleaning up the creek and seeing the long-term impact my efforts have on the watershed’s wildlife habitat,” said Rebecca Hickox, a volunteer.

Registration is required. Contact event coordinator Amy Lodholz at 503-652-7477 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Event partners include Clackamas County Water Environment Services, Green Lents, the Johnson Creek Watershed Council, Metro, North Clackamas Parks & Recreation, Overland Park Coalition, and the city of Portland.

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