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Clean Water for Great Brews!
April 21 • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm• Free
Without clean water, all of your favorite drinks would be impossible to make. That includes beer, wine, coffee and tea. This Earth Day celebrate by volunteering with Willamette Riverkeeper, who work to protect and restore the water quality and habitat of the Willamette River. Each volunteer who dedicates time to clean up the river will receive a free drink at a participating coffeehouse or pub. They’ll also receive thanks from community members like Curtis Phillips, who is the part owner of Plank Town. He says clean water is the core to our everyday routine. “Whether it’s in your morning elixir or happy hour ritual, clean water in the form of coffee, tea or beer, plays a front and center role in most of our daily consumption rituals,” he says. The danger to the Willamette is real. With the combination of rising water levels and recreational litter and illegal camping next to the river, the health of the river can be easily compromised. That’s why Willamette Riverkeeper continues to help coordinate cleanup activities.
Join Willamette Riverkeeper, local brewers and others as they work to clean up urban waterfront areas on land 9 am to noon or by water 8 am to noon Saturday, April 21. Register to help clean a river segment by land — or water — at signup.com/go/KdkbgVy. For more information, contact organizer, Michelle Emmons, at 541-913-4318 or firstname.lastname@example.org.— Henry Houston