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Tri-Cities River Cleanup and Celebration

June 22, 2022

Over 1,000 miles!

The Grand Salmon Source to Sea journey is an epic endeavor mimicking the over 1,000 mile natural migration path of wild salmon from their natal spawning grounds in central Idaho to the Pacific Ocean. Background Information at The Grand Salmon: Source to Sea website, and live updates on Instagram @salmonsourcetosea.

Come celebrate with the four-women paddling crew on the shores of the Snake River as they reach the confluence of the Columbia. Enjoy live music by Tom Rawson, Doggie Style Gourmet hot dogs, tales of the journey, a salmon labyrinth, and more!

The first 50 people to register receive a voucher for a Doggie Style Gourmet hotdog with chips and beverage: Classic or Vegan-Gluten Free options. A voucher is required for each meal, so be sure to register everyone.

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Source to Sea Journey Celebration Event Schedule

9:30am-12:00pm: Join us for a river cleanup at Bateman Island, Richland (see below for details).

5:00pm – 7:00 pm at Sacajawea State Park: Join us in Tri-Cities for a Celebration, and meet the team hosted by the Great Old Broads for Wilderness
Sacagawea State Park
2503 Sacajawea Park Rd
Pasco, WA 99301
Note: Vehicle parking at Sacajawea State Park requires an annual Discover Pass or a day use parking permit ($10). Access via foot, boat, or bike is free.

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Bateman Island Clean-Up

Join us for a river cleanup stewardship activity at Bateman Island, Richland.

What: Bateman Island Cleanup, 9:30am – 12:00pm

Help wildlife and people by picking up trash around Bateman Island, a special place at the confluence of the Yakima and Columbia Rivers. Bateman Island and nearby waterways provide crucial habitat for birds, fish and other species.  But wind, river currents and careless users bring trash to the shores and trails.  Volunteers will pick up trash and bag it.

When:  Wednesday, June 22  from  9:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

Where:  Columbia Trail Parkway trailhead by the Bateman Island causeway in Richland.

Details:  Orientation at 9:30 am and sign required waivers.  Bring plenty of water, snacks, a sun hat, sunscreen, and sturdy gloves.  Closed-toed shoes and long pants/long sleeves are recommended. Potential hazards include heat, stinging and biting insects, rattlesnakes, and poisonous plants. Signed liability waivers are required for participation in this activity: (1) Great Old Broads for Wilderness and (2) City of Richland.

Group size limited to 15. Sign up soon to reserve a spot.

This project is with the Tapteal Greenway, a local non-profit that focuses on education, conservation and recreation along the lower Yakima River.  Tri-Cities Recreation – Education – Conservation Opportunities (

For more information and to RSVP contact M. Taylor Goforth,



June 22, 2022
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