Clean Valley’s Fall Waterways Cleanup

Every year volunteer teams from all over the Roanoke Valley will join forces to remove trash from our streams, creeks and rivers and their vicinities. Clean your favorite spot along a stream, tributary or river (or get to know a new one). Since 2001, Fall Waterway volunteers have collected over 275 tons of litter and countless tires from our waterways. Commonly found items include bottles, cans, cigarette butts, bait cans, and plastic bags as well as some more unusual items such as bikes, a Desoto hubcap, diapers, a full furniture suite, toys, refrigerators, and more.

This is a “surf and turf” event so you may choose to work in your neighborhood, park or special site if you can’t work near a stream or river. We don’t want small fries on the rivers but they can help in a park or by a small stream. Supplies are provided.
Thanks in advance for being part of the team that keeps our Valley, streams, and rivers clean! We couldn’t do it without our fantastic, dedicated volunteers. For more information, visit

Cleanup Sign-up

Sign up here to volunteer with your local cleanup. Bringing friends and family with you? Please register each volunteer separately!