The National River Cleanup 2017 Photo Contest Winner | Caitlin Doran

Come join the fun!

National River Cleanup® is a key initiative for American Rivers. Since its inception in 1991, we have engaged more than 1.3 million volunteers who have participated in thousands of cleanups across the country, covering more than 252,694 miles of waterways and removing more than 25 million pounds of litter and debris.

Join the fun! Volunteer at a cleanup near you, or start your own!

Want To Organize A River Cleanup In Your Community?

Register your cleanup with National River Cleanup®! When you do, you will receive free trash bags, assistance with online and print media coverage, volunteer promotion online and technical support.

2018 Photo Contest

The 2018 National River Cleanup® Photo Contest has begun and we want to see all your best cleanup photos from this past year! Click to upload your top 10 photos and tell us about your cleanup. Photo entries must be submitted by January 21, 2019 and voting will take place in mid-February. For more information, take a look at our photo contest rules, or go ahead and submit your photo!