Center for Leadership and Community Engagement

41st Annual Yakima River Cleanup

Event Description Join the CLCE in this effort with the Bureau of Land Management, the City of Ellensburg, Fish and Wildlife, and Mid-Columbia Fisheries to clean up the Yakima River and the surrounding Ellensburg community!

Explore one of the most exciting landscapes in Central Washington while participating in a longstanding CWU legacy. For the past 41 years, hundreds of CWU students and community members have joined together to clean and protect the Yakima River Canyon and surrounding Ellensburg community. The partnership with BLM and Fish & Wildlife brings opportunities for trail maintenance, campsite renovation, and litter clean up.

Check in will be at the SURC East Patio at 9:30 AM. Transportation and equipment will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes.

“Breakfast of Champions” will be provided before heading to their clean-up locations and pizza will be provided upon their return.

SIGN UP BY APRIL 9th, FOR A FREE T-SHIRT!
Event Date From Saturday, April 19th at 9:30 am to Monday, April 21st 1:00 pm

Volunteer Positions

  • Event Set Up/Check In/T-Shirt Distribution Volunteer

    Volunteers will help set up tables, signs as well as help student volunteers check in or help with t-shirt distribution. Set up volunteers will arrive at the SURC East Patio at 8:30 am. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. “Breakfast of Champions” will be provided to volunteers before heading to their clean-up locations and pizza upon their return. SIGN UP BY APRIL 9th, FOR A FREE T-SHIRT!
    Shifts: 
    Saturday, April 19th 2014 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am4/4 positions filled
  • Clean Up Volunteer

    Volunteers will help tear down of tables, clean up lunch garbage, and help bring any other event materials to the CLCE office. Volunteers will arrive at the SURC Patio at 1pm. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. SIGN UP BY APRIL 9th, FOR A FREE T-SHIRT!
    Shifts: 
    Saturday, April 19th 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm3/3 positions filled
  • Project 1: Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park, Ellensburg

    Volunteers will assist in litter cleanup around and behind lakes, the river trail and the Reecer Creek flood plain trail. Transportation and equipment will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Check in will be at the SURC East Patio at 9:30 AM. “Breakfast of Champions” will be provided to volunteers before heading to their clean-up locations and pizza upon their return. SIGN UP BY APRIL 9th, FOR A FREE T-SHIRT!
    Shifts: 
    Saturday, April 19th 2014 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm14/14 positions filled
  • Project 2: Bender and Airport Road, Ellensburg

    Volunteers will assist in litter cleanup at Bender and Airport Road. Transportation and equipment will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Check in will be at the SURC East Patio at 9:30 AM. “Breakfast of Champions” will be provided to volunteers before heading to their clean-up locations and pizza upon their return. SIGN UP BY APRIL 9th, FOR A FREE T-SHIRT!
    Shifts: 
    Saturday, April 19th 2014 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm23/23 positions filled
  • Project 3: Highway 97 & University Way, Ellensburg

    Volunteers will assist in litter cleanup at Hwy 97 & University Way. Transportation and equipment will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Check in will be at the SURC East Patio at 9:30 AM. “Breakfast of Champions” will be provided before heading to their clean-up locations and pizza upon their return. SIGN UP BY APRIL 9th, FOR A FREE T-SHIRT!
    Shifts: 
    Saturday, April 19th 2014 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm27/27 positions filled
  • Project 4: Umtanum, Yakima River Canyon

    Volunteers will assist in litter pickup, trail brushing, paint picnic tables, and clean fire pits. Transportation and equipment will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Check in will be at the SURC East Patio at 9:30 AM. “Breakfast of Champions” will be provided to volunteers before heading to their clean-up locations and pizza upon their return. SIGN UP BY APRIL 9th, FOR A FREE T-SHIRT!
    Shifts: 
    Saturday, April 19th 2014 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm24/24 positions filled
  • Project 5: Big Pines, Yakima River Canyon

    Volunteers will assist in litter pickup, paint picnic tables, clean fire pits, and trail brushing. Transportation and equipment will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Check in will be at the SURC East Patio at 9:30 AM. “Breakfast of Champions” will be provided to volunteers before heading to their clean-up locations and pizza upon their return. SIGN UP BY APRIL 9th, FOR A FREE T-SHIRT!
    Shifts: 
    Saturday, April 19th 2014 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm24/24 positions filled
  • Project 6: Mile Post 10, Yakima River Canyon

    Volunteers will assist in litter pickup and trail brushing. Transportation and equipment will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Check in will be at the SURC East Patio at 9:30 AM. “Breakfast of Champions” will be provided to volunteers before heading to their clean-up locations and pizza upon their return. SIGN UP BY APRIL 9th, FOR A FREE T-SHIRT!
    Shifts: 
    Saturday, April 19th 2014 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm24/24 positions filled
  • Project 7: Mile Post 8, Yakima River Canyon

    Volunteers will assist in litter pickup and trail brushing. Transportation and equipment will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Check in will be at the SURC East Patio at 9:30 AM. “Breakfast of Champions” will be provided to volunteers before heading to their clean-up locations and pizza upon their return. SIGN UP BY APRIL 9th, FOR A FREE T-SHIRT!
    Shifts: 
    Saturday, April 19th 2014 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm24/26 positions filled