Enter the 2015 National River Cleanup® Photo Contest!

The 2015 National River Cleanup® Photo Contest has begun and we want to see all your best cleanup photos from this past year! Click here to upload your top 10 photos and tell us about your cleanup. Photo entries must be submitted by December 31, 2015 and voting will take place in January. By entering the photo contest, you will be automatically entered in the American Rivers Klean Kanteen® Water Bottle Giveaway! For more information, see the photo contest rules.

Lisa-Cochran-Cinncinnati-OH-Ohio-River-SweepThe 2014 Photo Contest winner: Ohio River Sweep | Jerry Schulte

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 1,241,610 volunteers have participated in thousands of cleanups across the country covering more than 252,694 miles of waterways. These cleanups have removed more than 20.7 million pounds of litter and debris from America’s rivers and streams.

Take Action with National River Cleanup in 2015:


Register a Cleanup, Report Results, and Promote.


Learn more and Find a Cleanup.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions. For more information email NRC or call 202-243-7033.