National River Cleanup turns twenty — and is still growing!


national river clean-upAmerican Rivers’ National River Cleanup™ has supported and encouraged river cleanups across the nation for 20 years. We offer volunteer engagement through our interactive map, free trash bags, snacks and t-shirts from Boulder Canyon Natural Foods, online social media networking, and technical support to all of our cleanup organizers.

As a result of our support, National River Cleanup continues to grow. We have increased our numbers from this time last year by 65 percent. That means new organizers are registering cleanups and our expert organizers are expanding existing events. You will see some differences during our growth. We have updated our website and organizer handbook, and revamped our registration and data collection process.

As National River Cleanup grows, so does the time people spend picking up trash on their local stream or river. By spending time on their river and actively improving the health of their river, people feel connected to it and often become lifelong river stewards.

We need river stewards to ensure our rivers are clean and trash-free for future generations. Register your cleanup today! Thanks for growing with us and please let us know how YOUR National River Cleanup group has grown!