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Portland Beach Bash and Cleanup

Tom McCall Bowl (Blues Fest Area) 1398 SW Naito.
Event Contact Person: Willie Levenson

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This event is provided by SOLVE

Rallying around the cry, viva la riverlution, people of all ages will gather along the Willamette River on Saturday, June 27th for the first annual Portland Beach Bash and Cleanup. The inaugural event, a kickoff to summer, is presented by the Human Access Project (HAP) and SOLVE and sponsored by Anheuser-Busch, Maletis Beverage, Barefoot Wines, Chipotle and Twisted Tea. Volunteers will meet at Tom McCall Bowl on the west bank just south of Hawthorne Bridge at 10:00 a.m. and be assigned one of three beaches: Tom McCall Bowl, Poet’s Beach or Audrey McCall Beach. The goal is to take care of these three downtown beaches and get them cleaned up and ready for swimming and other public use. Work will include picking up riprap rocks from the shore and placing them back on the bank (“unrocking the beach), picking up trash, and weeding. Removing the rock from shallow water will also help improve habitat for juvenile salmon. There will be rocks of every shape and size for all ages. Following a few hours of beach cleanup, a closed after-party will commence on the patio of Portland Sports Bar and Grill with food, drinks and other treats from our sponsors plus free Chipotle Burrito cards for volunteers. AND the first 50 volunteers will get a free innertube from Twisted Tea!