River Guardians Revealed

8 02 2018

Article by Michelle Emmons from The Willamette Riverkeeper’s Newsletter.

Fall/Winter 2017

The River House teams up with Willamette Riverkeeper each year to provide equipment and guides for the annual Great Willamette River Clean-up.  This is an over 200 mile effort to clean the banks of the Willamette River.  The Riverkeepers also have ongoing clean-up days the second Tuesday of each month.  For more info:  willamette-riverkeeper.org

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Marcel Bieg, a professional swift water rescue instructor, and west coast representative for the American Canoe Association, believes his volunteer support in the River Guardians program is an integral component of his personal purpose to support a much larger system of life. Marcel’s philosophy? “I have always considered the earth as a single living organism; with all things playing a role for a healthy planet. The oceans are our lungs and the rivers are the arteries, I feel strongly we need to keep our arteries clean and healthy, and this is one way I can contribute to that cause.  Aside from the wonderful efforts of our volunteers, program partners such as Eugene Water & Electric Board, University of Oregon, Union Pacific Railroad, Northwest Canoe Tours and City of Eugene Parks and Recreation departments have provided additional funding and support for staffing, monitoring tools, equipment and disposal services.  Eugene-Springfield River Guardian cleanups happen year round, with opportunities for you to participate every second Tuesday of the month. Timing and sections may change depending on leadership availability, and where there is the greatest need. To find out how you can get involved as a volunteer or a program partner, please email our South Valley Advocate, Michelle Emmons at michelle@willametteriverkeeper.org.

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Source and credit for original photo and article is at https://www.scribd.com/document/367127763/WRWinter2017-18Newsletter

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Bier Stein and Elysian Brewing help support the River House and free skateboard lessons.

13 04 2017

Bier Stein of Eugene and Elysian Brewing of Seattle are teaming up to help our very own skateboard program and get more kids and adults on skateboards with free lesson at the WJ Skatepark.

Every Elysian beer purchased at the Bier Stein earns a raffle ticket and $1 for the River House Skateboard program.  Additional tickets can also be purchased for the final raffle drawing of an Elysian skateboard and other prizes on May 13.

The fundraising event runs April 7 – May 12.

Free skate lessons happen at the Washington Jefferson Skatepark April 18 – June 13.    Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:30 pm and Saturdays 10:00 – 12:00 pm.  Participants under 18 must have a guardian sign at the first visit.           BierStein-Elysian fundraise

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