Audrey McCall Beach
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Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 10am-2pm
@Audrey McCall Beach
Rallying around the cry, viva la riverlution, people of all ages will gather in downtown Portland along the Willamette River on Saturday, July 9th the second annual Portland Beach Bash and Cleanup. This second annual event, a kickoff to summer, is presented by the Human Access Project (HAP), SOLVE, Chipotle and Maletis Beverage. The Portland Beach Bash and Cleanup is the next step in Human Access Project’s grass-roots movement to bring attention and a new perspective towards the Willamette River in downtown Portland. Pick your favorite Beach! Volunteers will meet at either Tom McCall Bowl, Poet's Beach or Audrey McCall Beach at 10:00a.m (please pre-register for the site you want to work at for planning purposes). The goal is to take care of these three downtown beaches and get them cleaned up and ready for swimming and other public use. Come join us! 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, an after-party will commence with music, food, drinks and other treats – plus free Chipotle food cards for volunteers. The very next day, Sunday, July 10th Human Access Project will host The Big Float, an annual river float and beach party. This year, 3-4,000 river revelers are expected for TBF 6, our 6th annual event. There will be two floating band barges, food carts, beer garden, two 100 foot long slip and slides and an in the water innertube taxi shuttle provided by the Wasabi Dragon Boat Club. Register online here: http://solveoregon.org/get-involved/events/2nd-annual-beach-bash-and-cleanup-audrey-mccall-beach