Water Environment Services partners with SOLVE on Summer Waterway Cleanups

From: Gari Johnson, Clackamas County Water Environment Services, 503-742-4631

Media and Interested Parties

Clackamas County Water Environment Services (WES) is partnering with the nonprofit SOLVE to invite the public to participate in a series of Summer Waterway Cleanups happening this summer throughout the region. The series begins tomorrow, Wednesday, May 23, and runs through Aug. 31.

Through the series, participants see firsthand that, unfortunately, what’s on the ground eventually ends up in our water due to stormwater runoff – the number one cause of water pollution!

WES partners with organizations and nonprofits engaged in watershed stewardship and water-quality improvement efforts to help protect public health and the environment within northern Clackamas County and the region. SOLVE works to mobilize and train volunteers of all ages to clean and restore neighborhoods and natural areas, and to build a legacy of stewardship across the entire state of Oregon.

To learn more about WES partnerships, grant funding opportunities, and additional upcoming events in Clackamas County, visit the WES website at www.clackamas.us/wes.    

WES and SOLVE invite individuals, community groups, businesses and organizations to get more details about regional cleanup events, learn how to organize a project, and to sign up by going to the SOLVE website at www.solveoregon.org or call 503-844-9571, ext. 321, or 1-800-333-SOLV(7658).

For more information, members of the media and public may contact WES’ Gari Johnson at gjohnson2@clackamas.us or 503-742-4631.