Center for Leadership and Community Engagement

46th Annual Yakima River Cleanup

Event Description Join the CLCE in this effort 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 46 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 City of Ellensburg, Bureau of Land Management, Department of Fish & Wildlife, Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group, Kittitas Valley Event Center, CWU Community Garden, CWU Alumni, Central Environmental Club, IOOF, Lazy F Camp, CWU Wildcat Neighborhood Farm and Kittitas Environmental Education Now (KEEN), brings opportunities for trail maintenance, tree planting, campsite renovation, litter clean up and more.

Check in will be at the SURC East Patio at 9:15 AM.

Light breakfast, lunch, FREE t-shirt, transportation and equipment will be provided.
Please wear appropriate clothing, that you will not mind getting dirty! (long pants, closed toed shoes, etc.)
Please bring a reusable water bottle as this is an environmentally friendly event!
Event Date From Saturday, April 20th at 9:15 am to Wednesday, May 01st 1:30 pm

Volunteer Positions

  • Set Up 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 8:15 AM.
    Shifts: 
    Saturday, April 20th 2019 from 8:15 am to 9:15 am8/8 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 1:30 pm.
    Shifts: 
    Saturday, April 20th 2019 from 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm3/3 positions filled
  • Project 1: Big Pines

    Volunteers will assist in painting, litter cleanup, removing Russian thistle and other projects. Transportation and equipment will be provided. Wear long sleeve shirts and closed toe shoes with clothes you do not mind getting dirty. Please bring a reusable water bottle as this is an environmentally friendly event! Check in will be at the SURC East Patio at 9:15 AM.
    Shifts: 
    BUS 1Saturday, April 20th 2019 from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm17/17 positions filled
    RESERVED FOR INTERNATIONAL (BUS 1)Saturday, April 20th 2019 from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm3/3 positions filled
    *RESERVED FOR WOMENS RUGBY (BUS 1)Saturday, April 20th 2019 from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm24/24 positions filled
  • Project 2: Umtanum

    Volunteers will assist in trail brushing, moving of rocks, litter cleanup and other projects. Wear close-toed shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Please bring a reusable water bottle as this is an environmentally friendly event!. Transportation and equipment will be provided. Check in will be at the SURC East Patio at 9:15 AM.
    Shifts: 
    BUS 2Saturday, April 20th 2019 from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm6/8 positions filled
    *RESERVED FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (BUS 2)Saturday, April 20th 2019 from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm3/3 positions filled
    *RESERVED FOR MENS RUGBY (BUS 2)Saturday, April 20th 2019 from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm12/12 positions filled
  • Project 3: Roza

    Volunteers will assist in trail brushing, painting, litter pickup, and other projects. Wear close-toed shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Please bring a reusable water bottle as this is an environmentally friendly event! Transportation and equipment will be provided. Check in will be at the SURC East Patio at 9:15 AM.
    Shifts: 
    BUS 2Saturday, April 20th 2019 from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm14/17 positions filled
    *RESERVED FOR INTERNATIONAL (BUS 2)Saturday, April 20th 2019 from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm3/3 positions filled
  • Project 4: Department of Fish and Wildlife

    Volunteers will assist in litter pickup, trail maintenance and other projects. WEAR CLOSE-TOE SHOES WITH LONG PANTS and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Please bring a reusable water bottle as this is an environmentally friendly event! Transportation and equipment will be provided. Check in will be at the SURC East Patio at 9:15 AM.
    Shifts: 
    Saturday, April 20th 2019 from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm8/9 positions filled
    *Reserved for INTERNATIONALSaturday, April 20th 2019 from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm2/2 positions filled
  • Project 5: IOOF Cemetery

    Volunteers will assist in litter pickup and other projects. Wear close-toed shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Please bring a reusable water bottle as this is an environmentally friendly event! Transportation and equipment will be provided. Check in will be at the SURC East Patio at 9:15 AM.
    Shifts: 
    *RESERVED FOR MEN'S BASKETBALL Saturday, April 20th 2019 from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm7/7 positions filled
    *RESERVED FOR FOOTBALLSaturday, April 20th 2019 from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm8/8 positions filled
    Saturday, April 20th 2019 from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm2/4 positions filled
  • Project 6: Helen McCabe Park

    Volunteers will assist in planting, weeding, tree planting, litter cleanup and other projects. Wear close-toed shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Please bring a reusable water bottle as this is an environmentally friendly event! Transportation and equipment will be provided. Check in will be at the SURC East Patio at 9:15 AM.
    Shifts: 
    *RESERVED FOR CWU FOOTBALL (Bus #4)Saturday, April 20th 2019 from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm46/46 positions filled
    *RESERVED FOR CWU FOOTBALL (Bus #5)Saturday, April 20th 2019 from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm26/30 positions filled
    General Volunteer (Bus #5)Saturday, April 20th 2019 until Tuesday, April 30th 2019 from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm6/12 positions filled
  • Project 7: Lazy F Camp

    Volunteers will assist in litter pickup, planting and other projects. Please wear shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Please bring a reusable water bottle as this is an environmentally friendly event! Transportation and equipment will be provided. Check in will be at the SURC East Patio at 9:15 AM.
    Shifts: 
    Saturday, April 20th 2019 from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm10/20 positions filled
    *RESERVED FOR INTERNATIONALSaturday, April 20th 2019 from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm2/2 positions filled
  • Project 8: City of Ellensburg Litter Pickup

    Volunteers will assist with litter cleanup. Wear close-toed shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Please bring a reusable water bottle as this is an environmentally friendly event! Transportation and equipment will be provided. Check in will be at the SURC East Patio at 9:15 AM.
    Shifts: 
    Saturday, April 20th 2019 from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm21/22 positions filled
    *RESERVED FOR INTERNATIONALSaturday, April 20th 2019 from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm0/0 positions filled
  • Project 9: Campus Community Garden

    Volunteers will assist in litter pickup, planting and other projects. Please wear shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Please bring a reusable water bottle as this is an environmentally friendly event! Equipment will be provided. Check in will be at the SURC East Patio at 9:15 AM.
    Shifts: 
    Saturday, April 20th 2019 from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm4/22 positions filled
    RESERVED FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTSSaturday, April 20th 2019 from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm4/4 positions filled
    *RESERVED FOR ARMY ROTCSaturday, April 20th 2019 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm0/0 positions filled
  • Project 10: West Branch Wilson Creek

    Volunteers will assist in litter pickup, planting and other projects. Please wear shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Please bring a reusable water bottle as this is an environmentally friendly event! Equipment will be provided. Check in will be at the SURC East Patio at 9:15 AM.
    Shifts: 
    Saturday, April 20th 2019 from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm13/18 positions filled
    *RESERVED FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTSSaturday, April 20th 2019 from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm2/2 positions filled
  • Project 11: Wildcat Neighborhood Farm

    Assist with the opening of the brand new CWU campus Farm! Located on Alder across from Student Village, volunteers will assist in preparing the grounds for the brand new farm! Please wear close toed shoes and clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Please bring a reusable water bottle as this is an environmentally friendly event! Equipment will be provided. Check in will be at the SURC East Patio at 9:15 AM.
    Shifts: 
    Saturday, April 20th 2019 from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm11/19 positions filled
    *RESERVED FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTSSaturday, April 20th 2019 from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm1/2 positions filled
    *RESERVED FOR ARMY ROTCSaturday, April 20th 2019 from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm5/5 positions filled
  • Project 12: Reecer Creek Tree Planting

    Volunteers will assist in tree planting, litter cleanup and other projects. Wear close-toed shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Please bring a reusable water bottle as this is an environmentally friendly event! Transportation and equipment will be provided. Check in will be at the SURC East Patio at 9:15 AM
    Shifts: 
    Saturday, April 20th 2019 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm18/24 positions filled
    *RESERVED FOR INTERNATIONALSaturday, April 20th 2019 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm5/5 positions filled
    *RESERVED FOR MEN'S RUGBYSaturday, April 20th 2019 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm20/20 positions filled
  • Team Leaders

    Lead various YRCU projects and help with the work to be done.
    Shifts: 
    Saturday, April 20th 2019 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm8/8 positions filled