Get Ready to Organize a Cleanup
2012 Cleanup Photo Contest Finalists
The 2012 National River Cleanup Photo Contest received over 150 photo entries and 925 total votes! See pictures of the finalists below.
Organizing a river cleanup is a great way to reconnect your family, friends and neighbors with the streams and rivers in your backyard. The first steps to organizing a river cleanup are selecting a date and location, and registering your cleanup online.
When you register, your cleanup will appear on the Find a Cleanup map, allowing volunteers to find you. We provide FREE trash bags to all organizers who register their event at least four weeks in advance.
Organizing a river cleanup is a rewarding experience. You’ll be satisfied in knowing that you are playing a role in improving your hometown waters.
AARP Joins American Rivers in Promoting Volunteerism, Cleanups
American Rivers is working with AARP to increase volunteerism through our National River Cleanup program with a new how-to video and toolkit, How to Organize a River Cleanup.
Watch the video below or download the toolkit (PDF).