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Opportunity Details

2024 Spring Ochoco Creek Clean-up

We will be cleaning the bed and banks of Ochoco Creek from Willowdale Lane to Gardner Street as it passes through the City of Prineville.  Teams of four to six people will each be assigned a specific segment of Creek with two individuals in the water with hip waders and two on the bank.  

Here are a few things to know:

  • Registration will begin at noon at Pioneer Park (next to the Court House on 3rd Street), and cleanup work will start as soon as teams are formed, briefed and ready to go.
  • We will assign you to a team or you can form your own team with friends and family. 
  • Trash bags, pickers and latex gloves will be provided.
  • Bring rubber or other boots with traction for muddy and wet bank conditions, waders and neoprene gloves for those doing instream work, warm clothes, sunscreen, hat, eye protection/sunglasses, walking or wading stick for support.
  • Be prepared for changing conditions, including winter weather and varying water levels. 

Advanced Registration: Is highly suggested but not required. Please sign up (green button below) ahead of time to guarantee your spot.

Meeting Location: Pioneer Park in Prineville, on the SE corner of the park - corner of Elm and NE 2nd Street. We will be set up by the pavilion.

Address: Pioneer Park - corner of 3rd street and Elm Street Prineville, OR 97754 | Map Link

What to Bring: Please wear closed-toed shoes and weather-appropriate clothing, and bring a backpack for hands-free convenience. Feel free to bring your personal tools if available and a reusable water bottle to support our sustainability efforts.

What's Provided: Trash bags, pickers, vinyl gloves and small first aid kits. A limited number of waders are also available for borrowing

Restrooms: Restrooms are available at Pioneer, Stryker and Harwood Parks

Parking: On Street parking

Transit: Not available nearby

Accessibility: This area may not be easily accessible for folks with mobility concerns.

Translation Services: There will not be a Spanish speaker present at this event.

Participant Age Guidelines: Volunteers 13 and under must be accompanied by an authorized adult.

Groups: If you'd like to register a group, please create a team first. For detailed instructions, review our Teams Guide.

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