Working Together to Clean Our Waterways
National River Cleanup® was launched in 1991, offering support to individuals, organizations and anyone interested in conducting a cleanup on their local river. By registering a cleanup with American Rivers, organizers receive free trash bags, assistance with online and print media coverage, volunteer promotion online and technical support.
Since its start, more than 1,137,500 volunteers have participated in thousands of cleanups across the country covering more than 244,500 miles of waterways. These cleanups have removed more than 16.5 million pounds of litter and debris from America’s rivers and streams.
2012 was the most successful year in the history of National River Cleanup®, thanks to our organizers, volunteers and sponsors!
National River Cleanup 2012 Statistics:
- 400+ registered cleanups
- 92,500 volunteers nationwide
- 3.5 million pounds of trash removed from America’s waterways
- 39,000 miles of waterway cleaned
Enter the 2013 National River Cleanup Photo Contest
We always want to see you, your group, the trash you collected, a “before and after” cleanup shot, or any other photos that best represent your National River Cleanup® success out on the river!
Photo submissions must include your name, address, telephone and e-mail contact information, cleanup date and location. Photos submitted may be used by American Rivers to represent National River Cleanup® for both online and offline communications. Submission of photos agrees to the full Terms and Conditions.
Photo entries must be submitted by December 31, 2013. Voting for finalists will begin in January.
Take Action with National River Cleanup in 2013:
Register a Cleanup, Report Results, Promote, and enter the 2013 photo contest
Learn more, Find a Cleanup, and enter the 2013 photo contest
Find answers to your questions. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-347-7550.