The Wilson River near the Tillamook Forest Center. Photo: Chas Hundley
TILLAMOOK STATE FOREST - The Tillamook-based nonprofit Wilson River Cleanup Group (WRCG) is holding its annual river cleanup September 21, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The group wants to make sure the river may be enjoyed by all, so it annually organizes a cleanup day where participants collect garbage and debris before the fall storms and high winds carry them out to the ocean.
WRCG issued a press release thanking the Oregon Department of Forestry for assisting in this year’s effort.
“We do this every ... year. It’s just nice someone is paying attention as far as away as Banks,” Wilson River Cleanup Group Director Quintin Bauer said.
The press release also stated: “This is a very popular destination for year-round visitors looking to spend time hiking, relaxing, and swimming in the Wilson River. Join us as we clean the river banks before the high winters of water carry the debris (trash) to the sea.”
Residents who are not able to participate in the clean up are encouraged to find their own spot on the Wilson River to clear debris. The WRCG will meet with residents and help them determine how best to complete the chore.