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
The votes have been tallied and the 2012 National River Cleanup Photo Contest winner is Alan Hale from the Clean Sweep of the Great Miami River cleanup in Ohio!
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.