National River Cleanup

Volunteer at a cleanup listed below, or click here to register your cleanup!

Annual McMinnville Breakfast Rotary & Friends of Our Rivers Ride & Cleanup

River: Barren Fork
Date: July 18, 2015 at 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: McMinnville Manufacturing Drive, McMinnville, TN 37110, USA

CJST/Flood Commission Joint Raritan River Cleanup (Manville/Bridgewater)

River: Raritan River
Date: May 31, 2015 at 8:30 am
Location: 300-398 Dukes Parkway, Manville, NJ 08835, USA

Baker River Appreciation Day 2015

River: Baker RIver
Date: June 27, 2015 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Rumney, NH

Licking County River Round Up

River: Licking River Watershed
Date: September 12, 2015 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Licking County, Ohio

South Fork Stewards Stream Cleanup

River: South Fork Wildcat Creek
Date: September 26, 2015 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: 51 East Walnut Street, Frankfort, IN 46041, USA

National Trails Day, South Lopez Beach clean-up

River: Salish Sea
Date: June 6, 2015 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 122 Chadwick Road, Lopez Island, WA 98261, USA

Nationa Public Lands Day, San Juan Islands

River: Salish Sea
Date: September 26, 2015 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 122 Chadwick Road, Lopez Island, WA 98261, USA

Fishing Report WV Cleanup Effort

River: Stonewall Jackson Lake, WV
Date: June 6, 2015 at 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Stonewall Jackson Lake, WV

Project Clean Streams

River: Chesapeake Bay
Date: June 28, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 804 s Streeper st Baltimore MD

Annual Willamette River Clean Up & Float Project

River: Willamette River
Date: July 18, 2015 at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: 100 finch ln Crystal Lake Launch Corvallis Oregon

11th annual colorado River Cleanup

River: Colorado River
Date: August 8, 2015 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: 220 Walnut Av, Grand Junction, CO 81501

Clean the Green

River: Green River
Date: August 8, 2015 at 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: 1099 Legion Park Rd Greensburg, KY (270) 932-6562

16th Annual RiverSweep

River: Black River
Date: September 12, 2015 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Springfield, VT

16th Annual RiverSweep

River: Black River
Date: September 19, 2015 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Ludow, Vermont

Green River Fest

River: Green River
Date: June 13, 2015 at 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: 101 River Rd. Munfordville, KY 42765

City of Albuquerque Open Space National River Cleanup Event

River: Rio Grande
Date: May 16, 2015 at 8:00 am - 8:00 am
Location: Central Avenue and Tingley Drive, Albuqueruqe, New Mexico 87104

Kayak Chicago Clean Sweep

River: Chicago River
Date: May 17, 2015 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: 325 ParksideItascaIL60622

Peckman Cleanup

River: Peckman River
Date: April 11, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 113 S. Prospect StVERONANJ7044

Riverkeeper Sweep

River: Hudson River
Date: May 9, 2015 at 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 400 Grand St.NewburghNY12550

Morrisville Environmental Advisory Council’s Annual River Clean-Up

River: Delaware River
Date: April 18, 2015 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 155 Hillcrest AveMorrisvillePA19067

Gompers Park Earth Day Event

River: Chicago River
Date: April 18, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: 5028 N Springfield AveApt. 3WChicagoIL60630

Tongue River Cleanup or TBD

River: Tongue River, Big Goose Creek, Little Goose Creek
Date: July 11, 2015 at 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 52 S Main StSheridanWY82839

Riverkeeper Sweep

River: Hudson River
Date: May 9, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 2900 Purchase Street Purchase New York 10533

Lake Overholser/Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge Cleanup

River: North Canadian River
Date: April 11, 2015 at 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location: 7716 N.W. 6thOklahoma CityOK73127

Clearwater River Clean up

River: Clearwater River
Date: July 25, 2015 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 709 Airway AveLewistonIDIdaho

Muchattoes Lake

River: Quassaick Creek
Date: May 9, 2015 at 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 48 Wintergreen Ave.NewburghNY12550

Riverkeeper Sweep at East River State Park, Brooklyn

River: East River
Date: May 9, 2015 at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 110 Kent Ave BrooklynNY11249

Riverkeeper Sweep

River: Hudson River
Date: May 9, 2015 at 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: 16 Crossbar RdHastings-on-HudsonNY10706

Foundry Dock Park

River: Hudson River
Date: May 9, 2015 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 340 E Mountain Rd SCold SpringNew York10516

Grand Ferry Park

River: East River
Date: May 9, 2015 at 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: 86 Kent AvenueBrooklynNY11211

Sustainable Warwick project

River: Waywayanda
Date: May 9, 2015 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 204 Hambletonian Rd.Chester, N.Y. 10918ChesterNY10990

Riverkeeper Sweep

River: Hudson River
Date: May 9, 2015 at 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 50 Sanatorium Rd.PomonaNY10927

Riversweep

River: Hudson
Date: May 9, 2015 at 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: 870 Belleville DriveValley CottageNY10923

2015 Riverkeeper Sweep – Yonkers Site

River: Hudson River
Date: May 9, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 35 Alexander StYonkersNY10701

Riverkeeper Sweep #4 – East River

River: East River, NYC
Date: May 9, 2015 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: 619 E 11TH ST APT 2bNew YorkNY10009

Riverkeeper Sweep

River: East River
Date: May 9, 2015 at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 81st StreetApt. 1Jackson HeightsNY11101

Earth Day Cleanup

River: Shenango River
Date: April 18, 2015 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 730 Forker BlvdHermitagePA16146

Hudson River Sweep

River: Hudson River
Date: May 9, 2015 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 104 park placeSaugertiesNY12477

Riverkeeper Sweep

River: Hudson River
Date: May 9, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 40 Pershing AvenueOssiningNY10520

St. Sebastian River Cleanup

River: St. Sebastian River
Date: May 2, 2015 at 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: 9446 Fleming Grant RdMiccoFL32958

Stockport Middle Ground Flats

River: Hudson River
Date: May 6, 2015 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 451 East Allen StreetHudsonNY12534

AZ Biologics Philadelphia

River: Tacony Creek
Date: April 22, 2015 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: 3600 Marshall Lane Bensalem PA19120

West Branch Cleanup

River: West Branch of the Housatonic River
Date: May 16, 2015 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 1383 Pleasant StreetSouth LeeMA1201

Riverkeep Sweep

River: Hudson
Date: May 9, 2015 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: 58 Reade StreetApt 4New YorkNY12173

Gardiner – Newpaltzs cleanup

River: Willkill River
Location: 2198 Bruynswick RdWallkillNY12561

Keep Kern Clean

River: Kern River
Date: April 19, 2015 at 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: 17328 Ventura Blvd, 160EncinoCa93238

Riverkeeper Sweep

River: Hudson River & Estuaries
Date: May 9, 2015 at 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 37 Meadow Roadbriarcliff ManorNY10562

Lower Wappinger Creek

River: Wappinger Creek
Date: May 9, 2015 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 2619 South Ave.Wappingers FallsNY12590

Newburgh Rowing Club Cleanup

River: Hudson River
Date: May 2, 2015 at 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 13 lexington drnewburghNY12550

Millers River Cleanup

River: Millers River
Date: May 9, 2015 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: 507 South Main StreetOrangeMassachusetts1364

Beacon Riversweep/Seeger Park and Long Dock Cleanup

River: Hudson River
Date: May 9, 2015 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 286 Indian Brook RdGarrisonNY10524

Montreal River Cleanup

River: Montreal River
Date: May 30, 2015 at 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 2IronwoodMI49938

River Sweep

River: Corning Preserve Bike Trail, Albany, NY
Date: May 9, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 186 West Lawrence StAlbanyNY12223

Cleansweep

River: Hudson
Date: May 9, 2015 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 1338 Route 208WallkillNY12586

SRCP Spring Cleanup

River: Susquehanna River
Date: May 2, 2015 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 651 Queen Street NorthumberlandPA17801

Annual Cooneaut Crrek Clean Up

River: Conneaut Creek
Date: May 2, 2015 at 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 254 North Amoy RdConneautOh44030

Scarsdale: Bronx River Trailway

River: Bronx River
Date: May 9, 2015 at 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: 99 Dromore RdScarsdaleNY10583

RiverSweep

River: Black River
Date: September 12, 2015 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Perley Gordon RdSpringfieldVT5149

4th Annual Connoquenessing Creek Cleanup Celebration

River: Connoquenessing Creek
Date: September 12, 2015 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: 111 Twin Creek LaneFreedomPA16002

2015 Muskegon River Spring Clean Up

River: Muskegon River
Date: May 30, 2015 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Manistee National Forest, 5380 Croton Drive, Newaygo, MI 49337, USA

Poultney River and D& H Trail Clean Up

River: Poultney River
Date: April 23, 2015 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail, Poultney, VT 05764, USA

River Day

River: East Branch of the Rahway River
Date: May 3, 2015 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: 166 N. Wyoming AveSouth OrangeNJ 07079

May River Clean Up/Earth Day Celebration

River: May River
Date: April 25, 2015 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 50 Shelter Cove Lane Suite HHilton Head IslandSC29910

Hudson/Stockport Cleanup

River: Hudson River
Date: May 9, 2015 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 451 East Allen StreetHudsonNY12534

Riverkeeper Sweep at Ulster Landing and Turkey Point

River: Hudson River
Date: May 9, 2015 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 20 Secor RoadOssiningNY12477

fond du lac river clean up

River: fond du lac river
Date: June 6, 2015 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: 292 lexington st.fond du lacWI54935

Lower Deschutes River Clean-Up 2015

River: Lower Deschutes River
Date: May 17, 2015 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: 405 Deschutes AveMaupinOR97037

San Lorenzo River Clean Up

River: San Lorenzo River
Date: April 25, 2015 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 110 Shaffer Rd.Santa CruzCA 95067

4th Annual Shiawassee River Cleanup

River: Shiawassee River
Date: August 1, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Chesaning MI 48616

River Sweep

River: Ohio River
Date: June 20, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 3004 Humbert Ave. Cincinnati 45226

Memphis River Warriors Clean-up

River: McKellar Lake/Mississippi River
Date: June 13, 2015 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 38109

National River Cleanup Week

River: Des Plaines River
Date: May 16, 2015 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 71st & River Road Hodgkins IL 60525

Susquehanna Re-Generation

River: Yellow Breeches
Date: May 11, 2015 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: 320 Geary ave New Cumberland PA 17070

Mahar Canoe and Kayak Club Millers River Cleanup

River: Millers River
Date: May 9, 2015 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 25 East River Street, Orange, Massachusetts 01364

Annual Rocky River Cleanup

River: Rocky River
Date: June 6, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 1500 Scenic Park Dr., Lakewood, OH 44107

The 5th Annual Ottawa County Grand River Cleanup

River: The Grand River
Date: May 2, 2015 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Harbor Island Grand Haven Michigan 49456

Arkansas River Round Up

River: Arkansas River
Date: May 2, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 300 S Sycamore St Wichita KS 67213

Anacostia Watershed Society Earth Day Cleanup & Celebration

River: Anacostia
Date: April 25, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Bladensburg, MD

16th Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup

River: Charles River
Date: April 25, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 190 Park Rd, Weston 02493

Peninsula Expressway Cleanup

River: Bear Creek
Date: March 28, 2015 at
Location: 7800 Cove Road, Baltimore MD

Trinity River Clean Up

River: Trinity River
Date: March 31, 2015 at 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Fort Worth, TX

Sweep the Hooch

River: Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Location: 1978 Island Ford Parkway, 30350

Spring Bread and Cheese Creek Cleanup

River: Bread and Cheese Creek
Date: April 11, 2015 at 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 2408 Plainfield Road, 21222

RiverSweep 2015

River: Esopus Creek and Hudson River
Date: May 9, 2015 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 51 East Bridge Street, Saugerties, NY 12477, USA

Sequoia Creek Restoration Project

River: Sequoia Flows into the Willamette River
Date: February 14, 2015 at
Location: 2215 NW 9th St 97330

Nye Creek Coastal Fungi Project

River: Nye Creek
Date: March 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: 729 NW Coastal 97365

Petty’s Island Clean Up

River: Delaware River
Date: March 21, 2015 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 36th Street, Pennsauken NJ 08110

Creek Week Clean Up

River: Yadkin River
Date: March 21, 2015 at
Location: 7695 Yadkinville Road 27023

Napa River “Spring Cleaning ” 2015

River: Upper Napa River
Date: March 21, 2015 at
Location: Calistoga CA 94515

Memphis River Warriors Clean-up

River: McKellar Lake/Mississippi River
Date: April 18, 2015 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Memphis 38109

Make a Difference Day

River: Des Plaines River
Date: April 18, 2015 at 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 401 Thatcher Avenue, River Forest 60305

19th Annual S. Johns River Cleanup

River: St. Johns River
Date: April 18, 2015 at 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: 2990 West S.R. 44 Deland 32724

Christina River Watershed Cleanup

River: Christina River, White Clay Creek, Red Clay Creek, Naamans Creek
Date: April 18, 2015 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Interstate 95, Newark, DE 19713, USA

Clean & Green San Diego River Cleanup

River: San Diego River
Date: May 16, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 9882 Chubb Lane, Santee, CA 92071

Paddle Pickup

River: Beech Fork
Date: May 9, 2015 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Bethlehem High School, Bardstown, KY 40004

Fox River Watershed Cleanup

River: Fox River
Date: April 25, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 1326 Oak Street 54911

Spring Bear Creek Park and Shoreline Cleanup

River: Bear Creek
Date: April 25, 2015 at 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 21222

Autauga Creek Cleanup

River: Autauga Creek
Date: April 25, 2015 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 1134 Reuben Road Prattville 36067

22nd Annual Brandywine River Clean up

River: Brandywine River
Date: April 18, 2015 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 1 Hoffman's Mill Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317, USA

Spring Bear Creek Cleanup

River: Bear Creek
Date: April 25, 2015 at 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Bear Creek Park, Dundalk, MD 21222

Plow and Hearth Annual River Clean Up

River: South Fork of the Rivanna
Date: April 24, 2015 at 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Woodlands road charlottesville virginia 22901

Frost Valley YMCA Staff Roadside Clean-Up

River: Neversink River
Date: April 20, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 964 Claryville Road, Claryville, NY 12725, USA

Cub Scout Pack #126 4-Mile Run Stream Clean-up

River: 4-Mile run Stream (Arlington, VA)
Date: April 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Four Mile Run Trail, Arlington, VA 22203, USA

source to sound

River: Quinnipiac
Date: May 2, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 562 Oregon Road, Meriden, CT 06451, USA

Kawkawlin River Watershed Association 21st Annual River Clean Up

River: Kawkawlin River
Date: June 6, 2015 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Bangor Trail, Bay City, MI 48706, USA

Morrisville Environmental Advisory Council’s Annual River Clean-Up

River: Delaware River
Date: April 18, 2015 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Morrisville Riverfront Preserve, Corner of Delmorr Ave and Philadelphia Ave, Morrisville, PA 19067

26th Annual La Gran Limpieza: The Great Los Angeles River CleanUp

River: Los Angeles River
Date: April 11, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Riverkeeper Sweep – Palisades Interstate Park Shoreline Cleanup: Bloomer’s Beach

River: Hudson River
Date: May 9, 2015 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Bloomer's Beach, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

CJST/Flood Commission Joint Raritan River Cleanup (Manville/Bridgewater)

River: Raritan River
Date: May 31, 2015 at 8:30 am
Location: 300-398 Dukes Parkway, Manville, NJ 08835, USA
Organizer:

The Central Jersey Stream Team is very excited to announce plans for our first IN-river event of 2015! We will be collaborating with the Raritan & Millstone Rivers Flood Control Commission to clean a roughly 1 mile long stretch of the Raritan River centered around Dukes Parkway Park in Manville and across the river in Bridgewater NJ. This marks the furthest downstream CJST has ever ventured after having cleaned from Clinton all the way down to Raritan Borough over the last two years.

As we head downstream our task doesn’t get easier…and we need YOUR help to restore this beautiful stretch of river!

CJST is looking for all kinds of volunteers for this event. We will have a team IN the river as per CJST tradition…but we also need some big land teams to make this event a success. So upon registration/rsvp please let us know if you have a preference to which team you would like to volunteer for:

1. The IN-river team–you will get very very wet.
2. The Land Team–you won’t get wet but you might get dirty!

Please note that registration/rsvp is important so that we know what kind and how many supplies and refreshments to bring and set up. Especially life jackets if you’d like to wear one for the IN-river team.

Volunteer instructions:
1. Bring along a friend or family member or 5! It’s going to be a really fun and great day! The more junk we find the more rewarding the experience! Meetup is from 8:30 to 9:00 am at Duke Parkway Park in Manville NJ.

2. If you are in the river be prepared to get WET…and DIRTY! So dress accordingly. Wear footwear and clothing you don’t mind getting wet and dirty. And if you have a canoe that you’d like to bring along please feel free and let us know…the more cargo space the better!

3. If you are on a land team wear footwear and clothing you don’t mind getting a little to very dirty…depending on what you might find…and how deep it’s buried.

CJST will provide the rest!
Garbage bags, work gloves, tools, life jackets, breakfast and water for volunteers.

Now for the other fun part of the day…
The Flood Commission will have a Live Rescue Drill by the Manville/Hillsborough OEM team at 1:00 and there will be many other fire fighter and environmental displays for volunteers to check out!

And afterwards if you want to keep on cleaning with CJST we’ll be ready for you!

See you out on the river!

Treasuring the Trash 4H Cleanup

River: Duck Pond Run
Date: May 23, 2015 at 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Location:
Organizer:

As a New Jersey Watershed Ambassador I partner with organizations to promote, organize and execute stewardship projects. This event is with a fantastic 4H club which focuses on recycling and composting. We will be working together for the second time and will be cleaning up a new area, right in Princeton, NJ where there will be a great deal of litter which would otherwise find its way into our streams and rivers.

Baker River Appreciation Day 2015

River: Baker RIver
Date: June 27, 2015 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Rumney, NH
Organizer:

The Baker River Watershed Association invites everyone to participate in a Baker River cleanup event on Saturday, June 27, 2015 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Route 25 Rest Area in Rumney NH. Participants will launch from the Route 25 Rest Area in Rumney and takeout will be at the Main Street Bridge in Rumney where shuttle service will be provided for participants. Additional boats will be available as needed. Individuals who prefer to remain on dry ground can still participate in the cleanup event by tidying designated public areas within Rumney.  To sign up or to request additional information contact David at vicechair@bakerriverwatershed.org  To learn more about the Baker River cleanup event visit us on Facebook at facebook.com/BakerRiverNH.

 

Licking County River Round Up

River: Licking River Watershed
Date: September 12, 2015 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Licking County, Ohio
Organizer:

The River Round Up began as a Newark City Litter initiative in 1990 to clean up the Licking River. The annual river clean up brought out hundreds of volunteers who pulled tires, shopping carts and mountains of trash from an 18 mile stretch of the river.  Through their efforts, a river that had all but been abandoned, has seen a rebirth of aquatic and bird life.

Due to the closing of a canoe livery and the changing of staff, the River Round Up ended in 2003.

After a break of eight years, several Licking County and City of Newark agencies came together to bring back the River Round Up in 2011.  The recent clean ups have been very successful.  In 2014, for the 20th anniversary of the River Round Up, 306 volunteers cleaned up 30 miles of waterway.  Over 250 tires were collected and disposed of properly.  12 cubic yards of trash were collected and sent to the landfill.  10 cubic yards of recyclable materials (including scrap metal) were collected and recycled.  By separating the tires and recyclables, this waste was diverted from the landfill.  7 River Round Up Day Proclamations were signed by local leaders.

On Saturday, September 12, 2015, our goal is to continue this incredible community-based conservation tradition.  Clean up locations throughout the county include:   Pataskala and the South Fork Licking River, Granville and the Raccoon Creek , Hebron and the storm water ditch system, Union Township and the South Fork Licking River, St. Lousiville and the North Fork Licking River, Heath and the creeks flowing into the South Fork Licking River, Newark and the main stem Licking River, and Hanover and Blackhand Gorge.

Volunteer opportunities include: walking along waterway banks picking up trash, paddling canoes and kayaks in deeper sections picking up trash, driving vehicles to shuttle people and equipment, helping prep the week before the event, assisting with registration on site, helping clean up boats and equipment after the event, photographing the event, and more.  There is a place for everyone to participate.

18th Annual Shiawassee River Clean-Up

River: Shiawassee River
Date: August 1, 2015 at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location:
Organizer:

Through strong partnerships, community support and funding from the Great Lakes Commission, theMichigan Department of Environmental Quality, the Friends of the Shiawassee River and the Shiawassee County Health Department  have removed hundreds of cubic yards of debris and more than 500 tires from the Shiawassee River during the past 17 years.

Since the first cleanup event in 1997, FOSR has engaged hundreds of volunteers in our Annual River Cleanup events. The goal of these cleanups is to remove man-made sources of pollution from the Shiawassee River through volunteer efforts, city and county partnerships, and support from local businesses. The impact of these partnerships has built a sense of pride among the community and promotes the Shiawassee River as a recreational asset, and as the centerpiece to many Shiawassee County communities. In 2014, approximately 140 volunteers participated. Corunna Rotary cleaned at McCurdy Park and Corunna Dam, and the Owosso Rotary Club volunteered at Harmon-Partridge Park in Owosso.

For the 2014 clean-up event, volunteers met at the Oakland Bridge (behind the baseball fields) at 9 a.m. on July 26th.  Clean-up crews were directed to multiple locations along the river from Shiatown Dam to Henderson Park including:

  • Corunna Dam

  • McCurdy Park

  • Oakwood Ave. Bridge

  • Downtown Owosso

  • Henderson Park
  • Owosso Amphitheater

  • Harmon-Partridge Park

  • Hopkins Lake

  • Owosso Country Club

  • Shiatown Dam

Friends of the Manitowoc River Watershed

River: Manitowoc River
Date: June 6, 2015 at 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:
Organizer:

The Friends of the Manitowoc River Watershed along with the Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership will sponsor this cleanup.  All supplies will be provided.   If the size of the cleanup crew dictates we will clean at Schuette Park (along the river) and Manitou Park (along the river).  Boaters will depart from Manitou Park and YMCA Beach to meet in the middle and clean along the way.  Nitrile gloves are provided.  If any other gloves are preferred you should bring your own.

Fishing Report WV Cleanup Effort

River: Stonewall Jackson Lake, WV
Date: June 6, 2015 at 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Stonewall Jackson Lake, WV
Organizer:

We will be meeting at the Little Skin Creek ramp (Georgetown Rd.) at 7:00 am.  We will have some boats, kayaks and people working on the bank to clean up all areas that we can reach on the lake.  There will be a lunch of hotdogs provided around noon.  We will end the day around 3:00 pm.

Great Suwannee River Basin Cleanup

River: Suwannee River and its tributaries in Florida
Location:
Organizer:

The Great Suwannee River Basin Cleanup includes the Florida portion of the Suwannee River, the Santa Fe River, the Ichetucknee River, the Withlacoochee River, and possibly the Alapaha River.  —  Also Shired Island and more than likely, a spring or two and at least one dive cleanup.  The many cleanups take place from very late August through the first week in December.  We also have a cleanup on Newnans Lake and it’s tributary creeks in September or October as well.

Our registration is done online for the Great Suwannee.  This will be the 6th year for our event.  We will need bags from you, but at this point, I don’t yet have a feel for how many.  When is the latest I can place my order?

Project Clean Streams

River: Chesapeake Bay
Date: June 28, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 804 s Streeper st Baltimore MD
Organizer:

We do this clean up every year to save our Bay last year we collected 425,000 pounds of trash through the work of 7,000 volunteers

Annual Willamette River Clean Up & Float Project

River: Willamette River
Date: July 18, 2015 at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: 100 finch ln Crystal Lake Launch Corvallis Oregon
Organizer:

Ocean Blue Project will host the 3rd Annual Willamette River Clean Up & Float Project. All ages are welcome, wee will meet at Crystal Lake Boat Launch in Corvallis, Oregon 97330 with boats, kayaks, tubes, floats, and also walking the banks to remove litter, and to restore habitat. Anyone is welcome to fish, relax in the sun, or even go on a hike alone the Willamette River during the event. We have accounted for the extra time into this event. One thing is for sure, the group with the largest amount of litter will win a sweet Prize! We will meet at 11:00 and take off shortly after lunch. Please bring a brown bag for lunch and we can meet “special guest” that will speak for a few mins, Then air all the rafts, so we can float and enjoy our wonderful Oregon Rivers!

Clean the Green

River: Green River
Date: August 8, 2015 at 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: 1099 Legion Park Rd Greensburg, KY (270) 932-6562
Organizer:

https://www.facebook.com/KentuckyWaterwaysAlliance

http://kwalliance.org/august-8-clean-green/

16th Annual RiverSweep

River: Black River
Date: September 12, 2015 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Springfield, VT
Organizer:

Join the BRAT as we celebrate our 15th birthday with lots of fun at the annual river cleanup on Saturday, September 12th at 8AM at the Springfield Shopping Plaza on the Chester Road.

 Sign in, pick a site to clean, grab the provided work-gloves and trash bags, and head out. Bring your treasures back to the “HQ” table to be tallied and photographed, then select a piece of junk to play in the “Junk Jam”. Wash up and enjoy a free lunch, courtesy of various local businesses, and collect your complimentary BRAT tee shirt.

Lunch in Springfield is provided by Young’s Furniture & Appliance.

For more information, contact BRAT Director Kelly Stettner at blackrivercleanup@yahoo.comor by leaving a clear message with your contact information at Google Voice (802) 738-0456.

16th Annual RiverSweep

River: Black River
Date: September 19, 2015 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Ludow, Vermont
Organizer:

Join the BRAT as we celebrate our 15th birthday with lots of fun at the annual river cleanup on Saturday, September 19th at 8AM at the gazebo on the town green by Fletcher Memorial Library in Ludlow.

 Sign in, pick a site to clean, grab the provided work-gloves and trash bags, and head out. Bring your treasures back to the “HQ” table to be tallied and photographed, then select a piece of junk to play in the “Junk Jam”. Wash up and enjoy a free lunch, courtesy of various local businesses, and collect your complimentary BRAT tee shirt.

Lunch in Ludlow is provided by Goodman’s American Pie.

For more information, contact BRAT Director Kelly Stettner at blackrivercleanup@yahoo.comor by leaving a clear message with your contact information at Google Voice (802) 738-0456.

City of Albuquerque Open Space National River Cleanup Event

River: Rio Grande
Date: May 16, 2015 at 8:00 am - 8:00 am
Location: Central Avenue and Tingley Drive, Albuqueruqe, New Mexico 87104
Organizer:

As our city grows, citizen stewardship of the Rio Grande and its cottonwood bosque becomes more and more important. Participating in the National River Cleanup is a great way to help show that we as a community care about our Rio,” says Mayor Richard J. Berry.

WHEN: May 16th, 2015 from 8:00am – 1:00pm.  

WHERE: National River Cleanup will take place on the east side of the Central Avenue Bridge.

REGISTRATION DETAILS: Register with Recreational Equipment Inc (REI) at www.rei.com/albuquerque or by calling 247-1191. You can also stop by the REI store at 1550 Mercantile Ave (I-25 and Montano).

DONATED LUNCH AND PRIZE DRAWING: Registered volunteers are invited to a donated picnic lunch and prize drawing after the event.

National River Cleanup Activities:

Community Bosque Cleanup at the Central Avenue Bridge: Cleanup activities for all ages in the bosque along the Central Avenue Bridge.

Organize your own Bosque Cleanup: Have a favorite area of the bosque? Consider hosting a River Cleanup of your own! The Open Space Division will supply trash bags and dispose of the collected trash. Those wishing to organize a cleanup must contact the Open Space Division at 452-5213 or email jsattler@cabq.gov.

Clean the River in a Guided Raft: On the day of the event Kirtland Outdoor Recreation provides a limited number of guided rafts that will help remove trash from the river. Rafts are available on a first come first serve basis and space is limited. Arrive early at the Central Avenue Bridge the day of the event to sign up for a space on the rafts. Children 7 years and older may ride. Anyone under 18 must have a parent/guardian (at least one parent per 4 children) with them.

Clean the River in Your Own Kayak, Canoe, or Raft: Experienced boaters may sign up to clean trash in the river with your own raft, kayak, or canoe. You must provide your own transportation and shuttle for your boat. The Open Space Division will provide you with trash bags and will dispose of the collected trash. Call the Open Space Division at 452-5216 or email kswanson@cabq.gov for more information and to sign up to clean the river in your own boat.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Depending on water flows in the Rio Grande, the guided rafts provided by Kirtland Air Force Outdoor Recreation may not be available.

National River Cleanup is sponsored in part by American Rivers, REI, Kirtland Air Force Outdoor Recreation, the Rotary Club of Albuquerque, the West Central Alliance of Neighbors (WeCAN!) and other local organizations.

For more information about this or other volunteer opportunities in Open Space, see www.cabq.gov/openspace or contact Jim Sattler or Kent Swanson at 452-5200.

Kayak Chicago Clean Sweep

River: Chicago River
Date: May 17, 2015 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: 325 ParksideItascaIL60622
Organizer:

Paddle with a Purpose! Join Kayak Chicago in cleaning up the Chicago River. Free Fun. Open to all volunteers. Free street parking, kayaks, paddling gear and assistance provided. Come help us clean up the Chicago River!

Peckman Cleanup

River: Peckman River
Date: April 11, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 113 S. Prospect StVERONANJ7044
Organizer:

Peckman Cleanup Details:
When: Saturday, April 11, 2015 – from 9 am to 12 noon (Rain Date: April 12).
Where: We’ll meet at the Peckman Trail entrance located behind F. N. Brown School: 125 Grove Avenue.
Who: Volunteers of all ages are welcome; minors under 18 require a signed waiver and children under 12 require an accompanying adult. Sign up at veronaenvironmental@gmail.com

Riverkeeper Sweep

River: Hudson River
Date: May 9, 2015 at 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 400 Grand St.NewburghNY12550
Organizer:

Meet in South St. Pkg Lot, north of Torches. Wear waterproof boots for low-tide at 11am, bring rakes, pruners, digging tools. Rain or Shine!

Gompers Park Earth Day Event

River: Chicago River
Date: April 18, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: 5028 N Springfield AveApt. 3WChicagoIL60630
Organizer:

We will be cleaning up trash and general park clean up in Gompers Park from 9-11. Gloves, tools and hot drinks and snacks will be provided. Meet at 9am in the Keeler parking lot located on Keeler just south of Foster (few blocks west of Pulaski).

Tongue River Cleanup or TBD

River: Tongue River, Big Goose Creek, Little Goose Creek
Date: July 11, 2015 at 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 52 S Main StSheridanWY82839
Organizer:

See above. Details are still developing and we’ll look forward to sharing updates as we get the event tightened up and shared with our community…going to be great!

Riverkeeper Sweep

River: Hudson River
Date: May 9, 2015 at 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: 16 Crossbar RdHastings-on-HudsonNY10706
Organizer:

We will start at River Glen cove just north of Harvest on Hudson (accessible to the right of the restaurant along the MetroNorth fence) and then address MacEachron Park and Kinally Cove. From 10-11 you are invited to clean up just below Half Moon restaurant in Dobbs Ferry.

Foundry Dock Park

River: Hudson River
Date: May 9, 2015 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 340 E Mountain Rd SCold SpringNew York10516
Organizer:

Meet at Foundry Dock Park. Parking at the Cold Spring MTA lot is free on weekends and holidays.

Riverkeeper Sweep

River: Hudson River
Date: May 9, 2015 at 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 50 Sanatorium Rd.PomonaNY10927
Organizer:

Cleanup will take place at Black Beach, part of Haverstraw Beach State Park on May 9th, 2015 from 9:30am-12pm.

Riversweep

River: Hudson
Date: May 9, 2015 at 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: 870 Belleville DriveValley CottageNY10923
Organizer:

We will be cleaning up a big portion of the Hudson shoreline. Last year we had over 30 volunteers and this year we expect even more.

Earth Day Cleanup

River: Shenango River
Date: April 18, 2015 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 730 Forker BlvdHermitagePA16146
Organizer:

Meet in Reyers Parking Lot, Downtown Sharon
9:00 AM
Teams will be sent to different locations for cleanups based upon time of arrival and difficulty of site

St. Sebastian River Cleanup

River: St. Sebastian River
Date: May 2, 2015 at 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: 9446 Fleming Grant RdMiccoFL32958
Organizer:

Location is on the west side of US Hwy 1, across from Moore’s Point Park. Parking available just north of the Sandrift Motel. For more information please email us at info@fssr.org or call 772-202-0501.

West Branch Cleanup

River: West Branch of the Housatonic River
Date: May 16, 2015 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 1383 Pleasant StreetSouth LeeMA1201
Organizer:

Volunteers will gather at Wahconah Park, Wahconah Street, Pittsfield. Crews of 3 -4 people will be dispatched from here to a few sites along the West Branch; Linden Street bridge, Wahconah Street Bridge, along Wahconah St (below BelAir pond). These crews will be collecting trash primarily from the river banks. An additional crew using canoes will put in at the Wahconah boat access to collect miscellaneous trash that has collected from behind strainers Morning Snacks and lunch will be provided. Work gloves and trash bags will be provided. Please bring a water bottle, wear old clothes, boots or old sneakers. Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses if a sunny day, are recommended. A limited number of boots and waders will be available.

Riverkeep Sweep

River: Hudson
Date: May 9, 2015 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: 58 Reade StreetApt 4New YorkNY12173
Organizer:

LOVE YOUR MOTHER earth EVERY YEAR

RIVERKEEPER SWEEP 2015, Team Tirschwell

Saturday, May 9th
1-4 PM
Nutten Hook, Stuyvesant
(Meet at the end of Ferry Road, across the railroad tracks)

Kids welcome.
Bags provided.
Please wear appropriate boots and bring rubber gloves.

RSVP please

Gardiner – Newpaltzs cleanup

River: Willkill River
Location: 2198 Bruynswick RdWallkillNY12561
Organizer:

We will be meeting at 55 Plains Rd Newplatzs Ny. 5 to 6 boats will be taken up to the Gardiner Bridge to Paddle and pick. They will meet up back at Plains Rd. The rest of the Boats will head down river from 55 Plains Rd. and be picked up at the Springtown Rd Boat launch. Other people will clean up the 55 Plains Rd Boat launch and sort, recycling out of, the trash coming in.
There will be a celebration at the end with one drink (beer or other) on the house for all Volunteers.

Keep Kern Clean

River: Kern River
Date: April 19, 2015 at 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: 17328 Ventura Blvd, 160EncinoCa93238
Organizer:

Join us Sunday April 19th in commemoration of earth day as we get together to clean the ever growing graffiti problem along the kern river corridor. We will meet at the big blue bear cafe in kernville at 12:30pm and deploy volunteers from there on to selected sites for graffiti clean ups. We will be joining forces with Keepers of the Kern on our mission to eradicate the graffiti problem. Drinks and snacks will be provided along with a picnic at the end to celebrate earth day. To sign up for this event please email us at info@kernriverconservancy.org or contact Gary Ananian
If you are unable to make and would like to support this event and our mission please click on the find tickets section to donate.

Riverkeeper Sweep

River: Hudson River & Estuaries
Date: May 9, 2015 at 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 37 Meadow Roadbriarcliff ManorNY10562
Organizer:

two locations: 1 – The Beach front at Louis Engel Waterfront Park, and the Estuary behind the Caputo Community Center. Everyone should bring gloves and wear proper clothing. You most likely will get wet so dress accordingly! And wear sunscreen if its sunny.

Lower Wappinger Creek

River: Wappinger Creek
Date: May 9, 2015 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 2619 South Ave.Wappingers FallsNY12590
Organizer:

This is a beautiful estuary, with forested shores and only a few houses. It abounds in wildlife. We will clean the creek from the Wappingers Falls to the Hudson River from boats. Bring lunch & water. Waterproof work gloves are best, but any work gloves will do. We are looking for open boats, e.g. canoes, rowboats, small powerboats, but any boat is welcome. Bring PFD & gear. Meet at the Market St. boat launch (near Temple Field & Highway Dept. Garage) in the Village of Wappingers Falls, NY. E-mail russoutdoors@yahoo.com for more info or driving directions.

Millers River Cleanup

River: Millers River
Date: May 9, 2015 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: 507 South Main StreetOrangeMassachusetts1364
Organizer:

We will meet at the Orange Community Boathouse on 25 East River Street. Peak Expeditions will have free boats available to all who want to help us keep our river clean.

Montreal River Cleanup

River: Montreal River
Date: May 30, 2015 at 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 2IronwoodMI49938
Organizer:

We will clean up two miles of the Montreal River, through the communities of Ironwood, Michigan, and Hurley, Wisconsin.

River Sweep

River: Corning Preserve Bike Trail, Albany, NY
Date: May 9, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 186 West Lawrence StAlbanyNY12223
Organizer:

we are still deciding where to meet for registration between onsite and at our church. We are having a celebration at our church from 12-1

SRCP Spring Cleanup

River: Susquehanna River
Date: May 2, 2015 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 651 Queen Street NorthumberlandPA17801
Organizer:

There are multiple opportunities for cleanup including walking, kayaking, and motor boat work. We encourage volunteers to register at our website, SusquehannaCleanup.com to receive more specific information for the day. Lunch, gloves, bags and water will be provided for volunteers.

Annual Cooneaut Crrek Clean Up

River: Conneaut Creek
Date: May 2, 2015 at 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 254 North Amoy RdConneautOh44030
Organizer:

registration will began at 8:30 am. We will break up volunteers into groups and assign them locations within the watershed that need to be cleaned up.

Scarsdale: Bronx River Trailway

River: Bronx River
Date: May 9, 2015 at 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: 99 Dromore RdScarsdaleNY10583
Organizer:

We will meet in the parking lot of the train station. Since it is a Saturday there should be no problem with parking. We still encourage people to carpool.

RiverSweep

River: Black River
Date: September 12, 2015 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Perley Gordon RdSpringfieldVT5149
Organizer:

Meet at the gazebo on the Town Green in Veterans Memorial Park on Main St,by the Fletcher Town Library.

4th Annual Connoquenessing Creek Cleanup Celebration

River: Connoquenessing Creek
Date: September 12, 2015 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: 111 Twin Creek LaneFreedomPA16002
Organizer:

This creek was rated the 2nd most polluted waterway in America in 2000 and has remained fairly unchanged until we began this cleanup mission in 2012. We have successfully removed 143,600 pounds of garbage, including over 1,400 tires in just 25 miles! We still have 25 more miles to go. All volunteers will be provided with a t-shirt, lunch, and be invited to the celebration party with food, drink, and live music on September 19, 2015.

2015 Muskegon River Spring Clean Up

River: Muskegon River
Date: May 30, 2015 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Manistee National Forest, 5380 Croton Drive, Newaygo, MI 49337, USA
Organizer:

Saturday, May 30th  (Rain or shine, unless lighting and/or torrential rains are expected and forecasted)

 

10:00 AM – Check in for everyone at Consumer’s Dam Parking Lot (Corner of Croton Drive and Swan Ave and  (Coffee, PowerAde, snack available) Cleanup supplies handed out, pictures taken.

 

10:30 AM –  Cleanup begins just below Croton Dam at Portage Entrance)

Note: Entire team will start and finish together for safety and rescue purposes.

 

2:00 PM (Approximate) Team should be at Thornapple Park.  Lunch, hot and cold drinks will be provided at this time, along with pictures taken.

 

2:30-3:00 PM: Cleanup is concluded.

 

DRESSING PROPERLY

 

Please make sure to check the weather the night before and morning of the clean up.  You should wear quick dry clothing if you have any.  If not, some light weight layers are appropriate so you can adjust to the temperature.  A light rain jacket may be appropriate for the day.  Also, everyone should bring a change of clothes just in case you do get wet.  We will keep a couple of dry bags in the canoe if you would like to take an extra shirt on the river as well.  When it comes to footwear, think about something that would be ok if it does get wet or if your foot happens to go in the river.  Also, bring a hat, gloves and raincoat if appropriate.  Remember, you can always leave items in the car if you don’t need them!

Poultney River and D& H Trail Clean Up

River: Poultney River
Date: April 23, 2015 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail, Poultney, VT 05764, USA
Organizer:

We are meeting at the beginning of the West Side of the D& H Trail. We cleaning up the trail first and then proceeding to split up in teams to clean up the Poultney River.

River Day

River: East Branch of the Rahway River
Date: May 3, 2015 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: 166 N. Wyoming AveSouth OrangeNJ 07079
Organizer:

This is a celebration of our watershed, a chance to learn more about rain gardens, plastics reduction, composting, biodiversity, etc.

May River Clean Up/Earth Day Celebration

River: May River
Date: April 25, 2015 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 50 Shelter Cove Lane Suite HHilton Head IslandSC29910
Organizer:

Interested volunteers can stop by the Oyster Factory Park in Bluffton beginning at 9am on Saturday the 25th of April. The river clean up will take place from 9-2 pm from Oyster Factory Park and then 9-2 from Palmetto Bluff resort. Interested kayakers can bring their own boats or reserve a kayak by calling 843-686-6996. All trash collected will be sorted by volunteers under the direction of i2 Recycle with a goal of 95% recyclable. The 5th Annual Earth Day celebration will be held concurrently at the Oyster Factory Park. For additional information contact Jean Fruh at jean@outsidefoundation.org

Riverkeeper Sweep at Ulster Landing and Turkey Point

River: Hudson River
Date: May 9, 2015 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 20 Secor RoadOssiningNY12477
Organizer:

Meet at Soujourner Truth Ulster Landing Park on Ulster Landing Road in Saugerties, NY. We ask all Sweep volunteers to wear sturdy shoes or boots, clothing that they can dirty, and to bring a hat, sunscreen, reusable water bottle and snacks.

fond du lac river clean up

River: fond du lac river
Date: June 6, 2015 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: 292 lexington st.fond du lacWI54935
Organizer:

As of now we are planning on meeting at The Press Box Tavern. There is access to the river there and plenty of parking. We will be on the river in kayaks and canoes. These are not provided. Prizes for unique trash items found and a day on the river!

San Lorenzo River Clean Up

River: San Lorenzo River
Date: April 25, 2015 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 110 Shaffer Rd.Santa CruzCA 95067
Organizer:

Meet at San Lorenzo Park Pond
Bring your sunscreen, a reusable water bottle, and closed-toed shoes!
Metered parking on Dakota Ave.

4th Annual Shiawassee River Cleanup

River: Shiawassee River
Date: August 1, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Chesaning MI 48616
Organizer:

Volunteers will meet at Showboat Park in Chesaning and be bussed to the starting point and then canoe and wade back to the park, covering about three river miles.

River Sweep

River: Ohio River
Date: June 20, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 3004 Humbert Ave. Cincinnati 45226
Organizer:

The Ohio River Sweep has other locations in 6 states: Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. Please visit OhioRiverSweep.org to find other locations along the Ohio River and some of its tributaries!

Memphis River Warriors Clean-up

River: McKellar Lake/Mississippi River
Date: June 13, 2015 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 38109
Organizer:

Meeting at McKellar Lake, corner of Jack Carley Causeway and West Trigg Ave.  Wear durable shoes, long pants.  We provide water, gloves, and trash bags.  Children under 13 must be supervised by an adult.

National River Cleanup Week

River: Des Plaines River
Date: May 16, 2015 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 71st & River Road Hodgkins IL 60525
Organizer:

Pick & Pull Trash and Weeds.  Meet at Caboose Nature Center, Campfire, Beverages & Snacks provided.  Dress for working outdoors with sturdy shoes, bug repellent and gloves. FREE!

Susquehanna Re-Generation

River: Yellow Breeches
Date: May 11, 2015 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: 320 Geary ave New Cumberland PA 17070
Organizer:

We will be meeting at Borough park in New Cumberland, Bring water shoes, outdoor clothing, mosquito repellent. Vegan Lunch provided.

Mahar Canoe and Kayak Club Millers River Cleanup

River: Millers River
Date: May 9, 2015 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 25 East River Street, Orange, Massachusetts 01364
Organizer:

Volunteers will meet at 25 East River Street at the Orange Community Boathouse at 10AM. If you don’t have a boat, boats can be rented from the boathouse. We will be paddling upstream from Orange towards the Athol boat ramp approx 6.5 miles.

Annual Rocky River Cleanup

River: Rocky River
Date: June 6, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 1500 Scenic Park Dr., Lakewood, OH 44107
Organizer:

Anyone interested in volunteering should meet at 9:00 AM at the Scenic Park Picnic Area adjacent to the Emerald Necklace Marina in the Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation.  Trash bags will be provided.  Volunteers should dress for the weather and wear work boots or old shoes.  Long sleeves, slacks and work gloves are recommended.  Children under 18 must have adult supervision.  The cleanup will end by noon, and hot dogs and snacks will be provided following the cleanup.

The cleanup is sponsored by the Rocky River Watershed Council, Cleveland Metroparks, Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District and American Rivers, in conjunction with the Cities of Brook Park, Cleveland, Lakewood, North Olmsted and Rocky River, and Olmsted Township.

Pre-registration is required for groups.  For more information, call or email Rocky River Watershed Coordinator Jared Bartley at 216-524-6580 x14 or jbartley@cuyahogaswcd.org.

The 5th Annual Ottawa County Grand River Cleanup

River: The Grand River
Date: May 2, 2015 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Harbor Island Grand Haven Michigan 49456
Organizer:

This year we are celebrating the 5th Annual Ottawa County Grand River Cleanup at Harbor Island in Grand Haven. We will be providing a light breakfast and an appreciation lunch.
We encourage participants of all age groups to come out but we ask that you are mindful of their ability to responsibly and safely maneuver riverbank terrain.
Please arrive around 8:30am to register and perk up with coffee.

Trinity River Clean Up

River: Trinity River
Date: March 31, 2015 at 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Organizer:

An opportunity for TCU students and staff to give mother nature a high five! Participants choose from canoeing/kayaking on the river or hiking along the banks. For TCU participants, transportation, equipment, food, t-shirt, and a sense of accomplishment are provided. This is YOUR river – treat it well!

Sweep the Hooch

River: Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Location: 1978 Island Ford Parkway, 30350
Organizer:

We are gearing up for another BIG cleanup this year, on April 11! Although it’s obvious to most that river cleanups improve the quality of our water, we’ve discovered that they do much more than that. Cleanups are also a great way to develop a sense of “river community.” This is your chance to volunteer and be part of this community.

And, we are growing! Last year we added Georgia State Park sites (Sweetwater Creek, Chattahoochee Bend, and Don Carter), plus Gwinnett County (Jones Bridge) and Riverview Landing in Mableton.

In 2014 580 volunteers removed 7.275 tons of river refuse with more than half ton of trash recycled. That’s 14,500 pounds!!!

Spring Bread and Cheese Creek Cleanup

River: Bread and Cheese Creek
Date: April 11, 2015 at 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 2408 Plainfield Road, 21222
Organizer:

Mark your calendars for the Spring Bread and Cheese Creek Cleanup in conjunction with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s Annual Project Clean Stream! We will be targeting the area of the stream from the Berkshire Community to North Point Road! Volunteers of all ages and abilities are needed! Help us remove the trash before it flows into Back River, the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean! Every piece of trash removed is a small victory to be celebrated!

We run our cleanups as a family event with plenty of ways for volunteers to participate. We welcome every type of person of every ability level to contribute and assist with the cleanup. Though it is true we will need people to dig out shopping carts and haul trash to the dumpsters, we need people to run water, food, tools, and trash bags (both empty and full) to individuals in the creek. People to sort recyclables from the debris removed. People will be needed to help at registration, setup food and snacks as well as many other less strenuous activities. We are also authorized to sign-off on Community Service and Service Learning Hours for students. The more people we have, the easier the work will be for everyone. We will provide lunch and snacks as well as gloves. A limited number of tools are available for sign-out, but suggest bringing your own if you have them.

Registration will open at 7:00 am and we will enter the stream at 8:00 am after a brief orientation!

RiverSweep 2015

River: Esopus Creek and Hudson River
Date: May 9, 2015 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 51 East Bridge Street, Saugerties, NY 12477, USA
Organizer:

This is a primarily kayak/canoe clean up for experienced paddlers.   Areas accessible by boat only.  Could use motor boat support as well.  If paddling in, will be at the Saugerties Lighthouse at 10:00 a.m.

Fifth Annual Arkansas River Cleanup

River: Arkansas River
Date: July 11, 2015 at 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Location:
Organizer:

Lake Dardanelle State Park invites you to participate in the Fifth Annual Arkansas River Cleanup in conjunction with American Rivers’ National River Cleanup. Volunteers are needed on Saturday, July 11th starting at 8 a.m. with clean-up of the Arkansas lasting until 10:30 a.m. The amount of trash and debris collected and removed on this day will improve the health of wildlife, people, and habitat of our local waterways year round. All volunteers are invited for a delicious donated meal after the cleanup at 11 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Lake Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required to reserve a kayak in your name, please contact the park at 479-967-5516.

Nye Creek Coastal Fungi Project

River: Nye Creek
Date: March 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: 729 NW Coastal 97365
Organizer:

OceanBlueProject presents “Nye Creek Coastal Fungi Project”. This project will use mycofiltration to lower pollution that flows into our ocean! Our goal is to use fungi species and plants to remove toxins and pathogens from non-point sources. The majority of pollutants going into the ocean come from activities on land. Nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, and dog waste not only affect ecosystems, they can also have harmful effects on the economy. Fungi eats nitrogen, phosphorus, and E. Coli from animal waste. Join us to help remove litter, and help with our Ocean projects.

Petty’s Island Clean Up

River: Delaware River
Date: March 21, 2015 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 36th Street, Pennsauken NJ 08110
Organizer:

Registration is required; space is limited.
Tools, gloves, water and light lunch provided.
Full details and directions provided upon registration.
Please register by Tuesday, March 17 2015

Memphis River Warriors Clean-up

River: McKellar Lake/Mississippi River
Date: April 18, 2015 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Memphis 38109
Organizer:

Meeting at McKellar Lake, corner of Jack Carley Causeway and West Trigg Ave.  Wear durable shoes, long pants.  We provide water, gloves, and trash bags.  Children under 13 must be supervised by an adult

Make a Difference Day

River: Des Plaines River
Date: April 18, 2015 at 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 401 Thatcher Avenue, River Forest 60305
Organizer:

Location: The Depot, 401 Thatcher Avenue in River Forest, IL
Fee: FREE event includes lunch
Please pre-register at www.rfparks.com using code 4100.401

19th Annual S. Johns River Cleanup

River: St. Johns River
Date: April 18, 2015 at 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: 2990 West S.R. 44 Deland 32724
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Participants are encouraged to bring water and wear sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, work gloves and comfortable clothing. They also may bring rakes and canoes or boats.
The St. Johns River Cleanup is hosted by Volusia County Environmental Management in partnership with Daytona Beverages, the Florida Inland Navigation District, Republic Waste Services, Waste Pro, Volusia County Stormwater Utilities, and Keep Volusia County Beautiful.
For more information or to pre-register, please contact Dale Peterson, event coordinator, at 386-736-5927, ext. 12729, or visit www.volusia.org/cleanup.

Christina River Watershed Cleanup

River: Christina River, White Clay Creek, Red Clay Creek, Naamans Creek
Date: April 18, 2015 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Interstate 95, Newark, DE 19713, USA
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Volunteers will be provided gloves, trash bags, and refreshments, as well as free Cleanup t-shirts designed by Ellie Schwartz, a junior at Cab Calloway School of the Arts.

The 2015 Cleanup locations include sections of Naamans Creek (near F & N Shopping Center); within Brandywine Creek, Fox Point, and White Clay Creek State Parks; Riverfront Wilmington (north end of Shipyard Shops); Churchmans Marsh in Christiana (by White Clay Creek Medical Center); Brookhaven Park; and Cooch-Dayett Mills.

 

Sugar River Cleanup

River: Sugar River
Date: May 16, 2015 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
Organizer:

LAKE WINNETKA SUGAR RIVER IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION

P.O.BOX 348, ALBANY WISCONSIN 53502 (608) 862-1698

PLEASE VOLUNTEER

Be Green & Help

Keep the Sugar River Sweet & Clean

>>>VOLUNTEER ON SAT. MAY 16th<<<

The Lake Winnetka Sugar River Improvement Association Inc. will hold its annual Sugar River cleanup in Albany WI. On Saturday May 16th 2014 from 9 am to 4 pm. We will meet at the Albany American Legion Hall at 300 N. Water St. across from Albany Boat Ramp near the Police/Fire station. Our goal is to remove as much garbage as possible from the river & its banks. We also want to clear a path through fallen trees that totally block navigation of canoes & create hazards. The type of work varies from walking the banks or riding in canoes & picking up trash to cutting tree branches & handing them to people on shore. Equipment needed is canoes or small boats, chain saws, bow saws & waders. American Rivers will provide trash bags & local businesses will provide food & refreshments. We will get organized at 9am & begin cleaning up at 10am or sooner, however, a representative will be on-premise at the Albany American Legion Hall to direct those who want to come later. Our clean-up is registered with the American Rivers National River Cleanup. Scout groups can earn community service points by helping out.

PLEASE VOLUNTEER your help or equipment. You can contact us for more information by E-mail at lwsria@aol.com or call 608-862-1698 or 773-418-7123. Leave a message including your name & phone number & we will return your call.

 

Come on out & help us clean up while enjoying the great outdoors after a long dull winter. Food & refreshments will be served to all volunteers as a token of our appreciation.

Hope to see you there!!

 

 

 

Clean & Green San Diego River Cleanup

River: San Diego River
Date: May 16, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 9882 Chubb Lane, Santee, CA 92071
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The San Diego River Park Foundation needs your help remove trash and debris from the San Diego River in the Santee area. This is a great activity for people interested in clean water and a clean habitat for the plants and animals that call the river home.

All tools and supplies are provided. Community service hours can be verified for those that need them. Be sure to dress in clothes that can get a little dirty and wear closed shoes, no sandals or flip-flops allowed for safety reasons. For more info or to RSVP call 619.297.7380 or email volunteer@sandiegoriver.org.

Fox River Watershed Cleanup

River: Fox River
Date: April 25, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 1326 Oak Street 54911
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There will be four Rally Sites where volunteers will meet to get information and then will disperse to cleanup locations in the upper and lower Fox River and around Lake Winnebago.

A River Celebration will be held in Appleton at the FWWA headquarters in Appleton following the cleanup with lunch, music, educational booths, and games for the whole family

Spring Bear Creek Park and Shoreline Cleanup

River: Bear Creek
Date: April 25, 2015 at 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 21222
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Please help clean up the park and historic shoreline of Bear Creek and Chalesmont Park where both the British and American set up defensive positions during the War of 1812, Battle of North Point. The British also used this location to evacuate their wounded and POW’s. Charlesmont Park was also the location were the Veteran’s of the War of 1812 celebrated Defender’s Day for over 75 years! This event will be run in conjunction with American Rivers, Trash Free Maryland and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay as part of their Annual Project Clean Stream Event.

Registration will be located at the intersection of Park Haven and Melbourne Road (Near Bear Creek Elementary School), Dundalk, MD 21222. Looks for the registration tents and the “Clean Bread and Cheese Creek Banners. Registration will open at 8:00 am, and the cleanup will run from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

We run our cleanups as a family event with plenty of ways for volunteers to participate. We welcome every type of person of every ability level to contribute and assist with the cleanup. Though it is true we will need people to dig out shopping carts and haul trash to the dumpsters, we need people to run water, food, tools, and trash bags (both empty and full) to individuals in the creek. People to sort recyclables from the debris removed. People will be needed to help at registration, setup food and snacks as well as many other less strenuous activities. We are also authorized to sign-off on Community Service and Service Learning Hours for students. The more people we have, the easier the work will be for everyone. We will provide lunch and snacks as well as gloves. A limited number of tools are available for sign-out, but suggest bringing your own if you have them.

You can learn more about us and keep up to date through our website at: www.BreadandCheeseCreek.org ; become our friend on FaceBook, follow us on Twitter, and Google+. You can also see photos of our past cleanups on Flickr and our videos on YouTube. You can also subscribe to our Electronic Newsletter.

22nd Annual Brandywine River Clean up

River: Brandywine River
Date: April 18, 2015 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 1 Hoffman's Mill Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317, USA
Organizer:

Join the Young Friends of the Brandywine and help to clean 12 miles of the Brandywine from Lenape Bridge outside West Chester to Thompson’s Bridge in Delaware. For more information, please click here. This event is suitable for children over the age of 5. To register, please contact Kathy Smith at 610.388.8315. Please meet in the parking lot of the Brandywine River Museum of Art.

Spring Bear Creek Cleanup

River: Bear Creek
Date: April 25, 2015 at 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Bear Creek Park, Dundalk, MD 21222
Organizer:

Hello,

Thank you so very much for your interest in Clean Bread and Cheese Creek. We can certainly use all as many volunteers as possible of all ages and abilities and we look forward to the possibility of working with you! We are expecting 600 – 700 students from Towson University to attend this cleanup! We are all aware of the importance the health of the Chesapeake Bay hold to all Maryland Residents.  Please help clean up the historic shoreline of Bear Creek and Chalesmont Park where both the British and American set up defensive positions during the War of 1812, Battle of North Point. The British also used this location to evacuate their wounded and POW’s. Charlesmont Park was also the location were the Veterans of the War of 1812 celebrated Defender’s Day for over 75 years! This event will be run in conjunction with American Rivers, Trash Free Maryland, National Public Lands Day and the Ocean Conservancy as part of their International Coastal Cleanup Event.

Registration will be located at the intersection of Park Haven and Gray Haven Road (Near Bear Creek Elementary School), Dundalk, MD 21222. Looks for the registration tents and the “Clean Bread and Cheese Creek Banners. Registration will open at 8:00 am, on April 25th and the cleanup will run from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. See Photos of the area we are cleaning here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsk1dKXMS

We run our cleanups as a family event with plenty of ways for volunteers to participate.  We welcome every type of person of every ability level to contribute and assist with the cleanup.  Though it is true we will need people to dig out shopping carts and haul trash to the dumpsters,  we need people to run water, food, tools, and trash bags (both empty and full) to individuals in the creek. People to sort recyclables from the debris removed. People will be needed to help at registration, setup food and snacks as well as many other less strenuous activities.  We are also authorized to sign-off on Community Service and Service Learning Hours for students.  The more people we have, the easier the work will be for everyone.   We will provide lunch and snacks as well as gloves. A limited number of tools are available for sign-out, but suggest bringing your own if you have them

You can learn more about us and keep up to date through our website at:www.BreadandCheeseCreek.org ; become our friend on FaceBook, follow us on Twitter, and Google+. You can also see photos of our past cleanups on Flickr and our videos on YouTube. You can also subscribe to our Electronic Newsletter.

If you have any comments or questions please contact us. Thank you again for your interest and we hope to see you soon!

 

Sincerely,

John Long (President / Founder)

Clean Bread and Cheese Creek

John@BreadandCheeseCreek.org

(410) 285-1202

Kayak Chicago’s Clean Sweep

River: Chicago River
Date: May 17, 2015 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
Organizer:

Paddle with a Purpose! Come out and join Kayak Chicago in the Chicago River Clean Sweep!  Free fun for everyone.  Open to volunteers. Free street parking, kayaks, paddling gear and assistance provided.  We launch from 1220 w. LeMoyne St., Chicago IL 60622.

Maunesha River Alliance

River: Maunesha River
Date: May 24, 2015 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
Organizer:

The Maunesha River alliance will be hosting a river cleanup event beginning in Waterloo’s Firemen’s Park, 500 N Park Ave, Waterloo, WI 53594 tentatively beginning May 23rd at 9am.  Please come prepared for a day of river restoration and inclement weather.  Some breakfast, a great lunch, snacks and beverages will be provided by local businesses.

Please spread the word!  Many hands make light work of the Maunesha!

Frost Valley YMCA Staff Roadside Clean-Up

River: Neversink River
Date: April 20, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 964 Claryville Road, Claryville, NY 12725, USA
Organizer:

CLARYVILLE, NY—On April 20, 2015, to usher in spring, Frost Valley YMCA employees will take part in their 8th Annual Roadside Clean-Up event. The roadside cleanup began in 2006 to give back to the local community and take care of the environment.

Says Katia Martin, Frost Valley’s Day Camp Director, who coordinates the event, “We have a social responsibility to keep our community clean.”

Frost Valley considers local community projects and support to be a vital part of its mission. CEO Jerry Huncosky began the Roadside Clean-Up as a way of supporting the local community and tying that with another part of the Frost Valley mission – environmental stewardship.

Last year, 25 staff members, including CEO Jerry Huncosky, joined together to clean up debris from 14.5 miles of both Frost Valley and Claryville Roads. Frost Valley staff and Huncosky are eager to collectively roll up their sleeves and provide the same level of stewardship again this year.

About Frost Valley YMCA

The Frost Valley YMCA is located in the heart of the “forever wild” Catskill Mountains. We are, at heart, a summer camp all year long, serving people through Camp, School Programs, Family and Group Retreats and East Valley Ranch. Please contact us for story ideas on these or any of our other many programs by visiting FrostValley.org 

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River: Quinnipiac
Date: May 2, 2015 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 562 Oregon Road, Meriden, CT 06451, USA
Organizer:

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The Quinnipiac River Watershed Association (QRWA)  Hosts Spring Clean Up

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 from 9 a.m. to Noon

RAIN DATE Saturday, May 9th

Any changes related to date, time or location due to weather  will be posted on our website at www.qrwa.org  so be sure to check before heading out to event.

 

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Be part of Connecticut’s natural resource revitalization. We have valued your participation in the past and would be grateful for it again as we move forward in making our environment healthier and more attractive.

We will be concentrating in Meriden on Harbor and Sodom Brooks, and Hanover Pond, site of linear trail and future flood control at Hanover Pond. River clean up crews will be working both along the banks and in the water so there is activity for everyone.

QRWA will provide trash bags, gloves, hand tools, and some waders. We will also have members on site to guide the event. Participants are advised to wear weather appropriate work clothes and boots.

If you would like to be part of our clean up efforts, please email me or give me a call at  (203) 237-2845  so we can include you in our planning.

Staging Area will be at:

QRWA Headquarters Parking Lot

540 Oregon Road

Meriden, CT

 

See you there!

Thanks in advance,

David James

Clean up coordinator

(203) 237-2845

Kawkawlin River Watershed Association 21st Annual River Clean Up

River: Kawkawlin River
Date: June 6, 2015 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Bangor Trail, Bay City, MI 48706, USA
Organizer:

Our clean 21st annual clean up will begin at Castaways Rest. at 3940 Boy Scout Road, Bay City Michigan 48706. Will be begin with a free breakfast at 8:00 AM and will begin clean up activities at 9:00 AM and should finish at 12:00 PM. We will have crews working on and near the water. We request folks bring boats or waders to work along the shoreline. We also will appreciate help from people assisting at one of our drop off locations (even passing out bottled water is helpful).

Riverkeeper Sweep – Palisades Interstate Park Shoreline Cleanup: Bloomer’s Beach

River: Hudson River
Date: May 9, 2015 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Bloomer's Beach, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
Organizer:

The Meeting location for volunteers is the Englewood Picnic Area, which is adjacent to Englewood Boat Basin and accessible from the Englewood Cliffs park entrance
via Dyckman Hill Road (continuation of Palisade Avenue, at Exit 1 of the Palisades Interstate Parkway).

Parking is in the main lot of the Englewood Picnic Area.