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The National River Cleanup® 2019 Photo Contest WinnerBronx River Trash Boom Cleanup | Photo by Erin Cordiner and Westchester Parks Foundation
The National River Cleanup® 2019 Photo Contest Winner | Photo by Erin Cordiner and Westchester Parks Foundation

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 260,000 miles of waterways and removing more than 27 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.