Center for Leadership and Community Engagement

40th Annual Yakima River Cleanup

Event Description Explore one of the most exciting landscapes in Central Washington while participating in a longstanding CWU legacy. For the past 40 years, hundreds of CWU students and community members have joined together to clean and protect the Yakima River Canyon. This year, Yakima River Cleanup expands upon the traditional litter removal project to include team-based activities such as canyon-wide trail restoration, campsite renovation, and ecosystem revitalization.

Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and will be fed lunch after the cleanup.
Event Date From Tuesday, March 05th at 8:00 am to Tuesday, April 30th 1:00 pm

Volunteer Positions

  • Project 1: Rotary Park Cleanup

    Volunteers will be dropped off and picked up at Rotary Park. Volunteers will walk Rotary Park and picking up garbage and litter.
    Shifts: 
    Tuesday, April 30th 2013 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm8/8 positions filled
  • Project 2: Rotary Park to Irene Rinehart Trail

    Volunteers will be dropped off and picked up at Rotary Park. Volunteers will walk to Irene Rinehart park on a trail and pick up garbage/litter along the trail.
    Shifts: 
    Tuesday, April 30th 2013 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm6/8 positions filled
  • Project 3: Irene Rinehart Park

    Volunteers will be dropped off and picked up at Irene Rinehart Park and will pick up garbage and litter around the park.
    Shifts: 
    Tuesday, April 30th 2013 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm14/16 positions filled
  • Project 5: Umtanum Park

    Volunteers will be dropped off and picked up at Umptanum Park. Volunteers will clean fire pits, paint picnic tables, pick up garbage/litter, and repaint areas in the park.
    Shifts: 
    Tuesday, April 30th 2013 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm16/16 positions filled
  • Project 6: Umtanum Trail Maintenance

    Volunteers will be dropped off and picked up at Umptanum Park. Volunteers will pick up garbage/litter along the trail and paint over the bridge graffiti.
    Shifts: 
    Saturday, April 27th 2013 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm16/16 positions filled
  • Project 7: Lmuma Creek Park

    Volunteers will be dropped off and picked up at Lmuma Creek Park. Volunteers will pick up garbage/litter along the trail, sand and paint six picnic tables and clean fire pits.
    Shifts: 
    Tuesday, April 30th 2013 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm10/13 positions filled
  • Project 8: Big Pines North

    Volunteers will be dropped off and picked up at Big Pines North. Volunteers will clean up fire pits and pull and bag weeds.
    Shifts: 
    Tuesday, April 30th 2013 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm5/10 positions filled
  • Project 9: Big Pines South

    Volunteers will be dropped off and picked up at Big Pines South. Volunteers will clean up fire pits and pull and bag weeds.
    Shifts: 
    Tuesday, April 30th 2013 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm8/9 positions filled
  • Project 10: Roza Park Trail Maintenance

    Volunteers will be dropped off and picked up at Roza Park. Volunteers will clean fire pits, clean barbeques, pick up garbage/litter and sand and paint four picnic tables.
    Shifts: 
    Tuesday, April 30th 2013 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm10/18 positions filled
  • Event Set Up/Check-in

    Volunteers will help set up the tables, signs, registration tables, as well as help student volunteers check in. Volunteers will arrive at the SURC Patio at 7:00am to help set up.
    Shifts: 
    Saturday, April 27th 2013 from 7:00 am to 9:00 am2/15 positions filled
  • Clean-up Event

    Volunteers will help with the tearing down of tables, cleaning up lunch garbage, and helping brings up to the CLCE office. They will arrive at the SURC Patio at 1:00pm.
    Shifts: 
    Saturday, April 27th 2013 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm3/6 positions filled