A River Cleanup With A Twist

Volunteers work together to plant trees and shrubs along the bank of Bennett’s Creek | Liz Dohrman Stacks of muddy tires, bags bursting with plastic bottles, and an assortment of rusted out shopping carts and bike frames are what we typically have to show off at the end of a river cleanup. I went to… Read more »

Successful Ashley River Clean Up

Ashley River Clean Up – March 21, 2105 | © SSWA The Summerville Saltwater Anglers, a family oriented fishing club, held a successful second annual Ashley River Cleanup March 21 at Jessen’s landing. The group has adopted the Ashley River, American Rivers newest Blue Trail. This year’s event was twice as big as last year… Read more »

Scavenger hunt without a list

One stuffed lamb. One locket. Five mismatched flip-flops. One small grill. One tire. Dozens of bottles. Countless cigarette butts. Sometimes river cleanups feel like a scavenger hunt without a list. Last week we hosted a river cleanup in honor of National AmeriCorps Week at the Auburn State Recreation Area in California. Eight AmeriCorps members from… Read more »

2014 National River Cleanup Photo Contest Winner!

Lisa Cochran, Cincinnati OH, Ohio River Sweep | Jerry Schulte Let’s give a big round of applause from our computer screens to Lisa Cochran, everyone who pitched in to help plan, and all of those who volunteered at the 2014 Ohio River Sweep for winning the 2014 National River Cleanup Photo Contest!  The Ohio River… Read more »

Vote for the Best 2014 National River Cleanup Photo!

Here’s the 2013 Photo Contest Winning Photo! Who will win in 2014? | Susan Simonson, Antietam Creek Rubbish Roundup, MD National River Cleanup is excited to announce our Top Ten Photo Contest Finalists for 2014!  Over the past year you and your fellow volunteers removed a record 4.3 million trash and debris from our nation’s… Read more »

Coming Back and Cleaning Up

Volunteers with Cox Conserves had a fun day cleaning up the St. Johns River! | JRB Studios, LLC As cleanup planning is picking up in the New Year there are many groups across the country looking forward to turning their inaugural river cleanup into a reccurring event. The second year river cleanup is arguably the… Read more »

2014 National River Cleanup Photo Contest Ballot!

National River Cleanup has had a ton of fun looking through all of the submitted photos from the past year and we’re excited to release our top ten finalists! Volunteers at cleanups registered with National River Cleanup removed 4.3 million pounds of trash and debris from our nation’s waterways in 2014! Our top ten finalists… Read more »

Happy New Year from a Creek in Central Pennsylvania

Bermudian Creek, PA | Liz Deardorff My vision of breaking a snowy cross-country trail through a West Virginia wilderness was dismissed by unseasonably balmy weather, so Christmas morning my husband and I sought the wonder of the holiday through the eyes of our three year old granddaughter — just the inspiration we needed to lift… Read more »

Cleaning Up Revives the Pike

Today’s post is a guest blog written by Dan Meyer, organizer of the Pike River Revival Cleanup. Dan Meyer pulls an old bike frame from the waters of the Pike River As an avid paddler and nature lover, I had grown up walking along the banks of the Pike. Located almost half way between the… Read more »

Winter Is Coming

Winter is just around the corner here in Washington D.C. Temperatures are dropping, we had our first snow, and every day my fellow bike commuters are bundling up even more.   On these cold mornings I like to think back to warmer months out on the water.  This summer I traveled to the Elkhorn Slough in… Read more »