Taking Care of Local Rivers

On Saturday (4/20) a few members of the river research group and some other graduate students spent the day picking up trash along the Willamette River. The event, Clean Water for Great Brews was organized by Willamette Riverkeeper. We got to float the Willamette River in the Geography Department cataraft and stop to pick up trash along the way, and with recent high water there was certainly plenty of trash. Between the one-the-water pick up crews and the hiking pick up crews we removed more than 5000 lbs of trash from around 7 miles of river in Eugene.

Devon and Bianca with some of the trash the cataraft carried out.