Volunteer with National River Cleanup®

COVID-19 UPDATE: American Rivers is monitoring the progress of COVID-19 and following the guidance offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the public health departments of each state in which we are working.

We encourage volunteers to continue to stay informed of the situation, review and follow the CDC and your public health department’s guidelines. To know the status of a planned cleanup, contact the organizer of your cleanup or American Rivers at nrc@americanrivers.org.

Want to volunteer at a river cleanup? Search the map below to find an event near you!

American Rivers Hosted
Hosted by Other Organizers

List of cleanups:

Earth Day River Cleanup

May 8, 2021
Palmer, Massachusetts

Chicago River Day

May 8, 2021
Chicago, Illinois

Ox Creek Cleanup – Benton Harbor, MI

May 8, 2021
Benton Harbor, Michigan

Coxsaxckie Hudson River Cleanup

May 9, 2021
Schoharie, New York

TGATX Cleanup

May 10, 2021
Austin, Texas

Sturgeon River Sweepers

May 15, 2021
Wolverine, Michigan

West Fork of the White River Clean-up

May 15, 2021
Fayetteville, Arkansas

Uncompahgre River Corridor Cleanup

May 15, 2021
Montrose, Colorado

Rouge Rescue River Cleanup 2021

May 15, 2021
Detroit, Michigan

30th Annual Arkansas River CleanUp-GreenUp

May 15, 2021
Salida, Colorado

DuPage River Sweep

May 16, 2021
Naperville, Illinois

The Sugar River Cleanup

May 22, 2021
Albany, Wisconsin

Friends of the Rocky River- Clean up

May 23, 2021
Three Rivers, Michigan

Cattaraugus Creek Cleanup

May 29, 2021
Cattaraugus, New York

Clean up Mooresville

May 31, 2021
Mooresville, Indiana

Spring Litter Clean-Up

June 1, 2021
Clermont County, Ohio

NC Trail Days Yadkin River Cleanup

June 4, 2021
Elkin, North Carolina

22nd Annual Big Creek Cleanup

June 5, 2021
Brooklyn, Ohio

June River Cleanup

June 6, 2021
Chicago, Illinois

Leslie County Community Canoe Cleanup

June 12, 2021
Wendover, Kentucky

Love Our River Day Cleanup

June 12, 2021
Alexandria Bay, New York

Boardman River Clean Sweep

June 17, 2021
Traverse City, Michigan

Euclid Creek 2021 Cleanups

June 26, 2021
Euclid, Ohio

26th Annual GCA Chattooga River Clean-up

June 26, 2021
, South Carolina

RiverFEST 2021

August 1, 2021
Glenwood Springs, Colorado

River Round Up

September 11, 2021
Newark, Ohio


September 11, 2021
Springfield, Vermont

On-the-Water Cleanup

September 15, 2021
Fargo, North Dakota

Thomas Pell Wildlife Sanctuary Annual Clean Up

September 19, 2021
, New York

11th Annual Vermilion River Cleanup

September 19, 2021
Pontiac, Illinois

French Broad River Festival cleanup

September 30, 2021
Marshall, North Carolina