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 »

2015 River Cleanup Recap

2015 has been a great year for National River Cleanup! Because of the hard work of all the cleanup coordinators and volunteers, communities have cleaner rivers, safer drinking water, and more scenic waterways for all to enjoy. Now it’s time to look back over the highlights and get ready for next year.

Announcing the 2010 National River Cleanup Photo Contest Winner

American Rivers would like to congratulate the Earth Club from Calallen High School who hosted a National River Cleanup™ on the Nueces River near Corpus Christi, Texas in early April this year.  Their group photo won the photo contest with 473 votes! Linda Mix was the Cleanup Organizer and photographer. Her group successfully removed about 600… Read more »

One Man’s Vision: First Ever Rock River Sweep

Frank Masterman is a man of vision and passion.  He understands the multitude of problems trash cause in his local Rock River in Oregon, Illinois and was inspired to take action.  He has transformed what began as a single cleanup in 2009 into the “1st ever Great Rock River Sweep.”  As part of American Rivers’… Read more »

The Clean Water Act Through The Generations: Generation Y Series

How has the Clean Water Act impacted your life? For those of us who weren’t alive when the Clean Water Act was passed into law in 1972, we interpret this law through the eyes of Generation Y. Having fun at a National River Cleanup event | American Rivers Leading an 8 person boat, listening to the… Read more »

Let’s Kickoff the 2014 River Cleanup Season!

Keurig volunteers piled up bag after bag of trash and litter to be hauled away It’s time to kick-off our 2014 river cleanup season! Already National River Cleanup has 200 registered cleanups and with rivers thawing and temperatures on the rise we’re excited to see that number grow! River cleanups are an excellent way to connect… 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 »

Celebrating 25 Years of National River Cleanup®

Click to Enlarge Download PDF With the start of 2016 also comes the start of the 25th Anniversary of National River Cleanup®! In honor of this milestone, our designers pulled together a compelling and engaging infographic highlighting some of our weirdest finds and biggest accomplishments. Some of my favorites are the ATM found in the… Read more »

Be the Change in 2012: Register with National River Cleanup®

The time has come. Embrace your inner community-organizer roots and organize a river cleanup in 2012.  Perhaps river cleanups have always been a part of your life.  Maybe you participated in a river cleanup as a child in girl or boy scouts, with your church group, through your school or volunteered at your local nature… Read more »