Sunday, May 31, 2015

Third Annual Amazon Creek Clean-Up

The River Spies chose a culminating action project to improve the water quality of Amazon Creek. On 5/29/15, the River Spies embarked upon our third annual Amazon Creek Clean Up


We started at the north end of Amazon Park near 24th Avenue and Amazon Parkway and worked our way south along the bike trail. The River Spies collected as much trash as possible; they know that every piece removed improves the health of Amazon Creek!


Armed with gloves, trash bags, squeeze handles, and boots, the River Spies picked up an array of litter: plastic bags, food wrappers, a broken trail sign, bottles, clothes, and balls. We are happy to report that we found less trash than we did during our last clean-up. We hope to see this trend continue!
Carrie Karl explains clean-up procedures to the River Spies
A gigantic thank you to Carrie Karl of Eugene Park Stewards for greeting us at Amazon Park, accompanying our crew, providing gear, and for hauling away our trash collection at the end. 

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