PORTLAND -- Hundreds of people were expected for the 'Big Float' down the Willamette River Sunday.
"People of all ages will enjoy a one-hour river cruise down the Willamette in the 'float-worthy apparatus' of their choice," according to the event website.
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The Big Float is intended to celebrate the river as a recreational site and change public perception that it is unsafe for swimming.
The event is free, but participants were encouraged to make a five dollar donation to Willamette Riverkeeper.