Sponsors Make Sure RiverJunky Clean Up Goes On Along Snohomish River

July 15, 2017



Sponsors stepped up with funds to cover City of Everett insurance requirements.

Last week we told you about the group RiverJunky and their plans to clean up areas along the Snohomish River in Everett and Snohomish County along the Lowell-Snohomish River Road.

Things hit a snag with the City of Everett but sponsors including Paul Davis Restoration and others stepped up with funds to fully cover the city’s insurance requirements and today the clean up has been moving along and about 50 volunteers from around western Washington are here working along the river.

RiverJunky has a base camp set up at Rotary Park boat launch and then teams have been fanning out from there. Volunteers are entered into a drawing for prizes and there is also RiverJunky swag for sale to help raise funds. Members of the Snohomish County Sheriffs Office of Neighborhoods are here providing security and also offering services to people found living along the river. One man, whose name was Al actually volunteered to join the clean up effort after packing up his campsite. RiverJunky expects to fill up multiple dumpsters by early this afternoon. They are also providing lunch for the volunteers and pay all dump fees and expenses. Here are some MyEverettNews.com photos from today’s efforts. Click photo to enlarge.


A volunteer stacks items to be taken away from the edge of the Snohomish River


A designated hazardous materials person puts needles into a sharps container.


A mattress and propane tanks are part of this load.

River unky

This camp is inside the Everett City limits just south of Rotary Park.


Several tons of trash will be hauled out from camps next to the river.


You can purchase swag to support the RiverJunky volunteers.


The first of many loads head into the dumpster.


Al, who had been living in one of the camps on the river signs up to help with the cleanup efforts.

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