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Our mission wouldn’t be possible without the help of all our amazing volunteers. To date, we've worked with over 126,600 of y'all! From cleaning up our rivers to planting trees and educating communities, your hard work and dedication make a huge difference. 

Read below to learn more about how to get in on the action, or how to keep up to date when potential opportunities arise! 


Check out our upcoming public events listed below!

  • Thursday, June 13, 2024 | East Moline, IL

  • Tree Nursery Maintenance

    We need plenty of helping hands at our MillionTrees Project Tree nursery to assist with some weed pulling so our oak saplings can grow and thrive! Multiple dates are available - but we're flexible, so just reach out if there is a day or time that you'd like to stop by to help, and we'll see if we can make it happen!

    Reach out to Andrew Layer; or call him at 309.236.1874

  • Invasive Species Removal

    We need some helping hands at our I-80 Restoration Project in East Moline, IL, to assist with removing invasive honeysuckle and planting some native milkweed.

    To follow state guidelines, we'll only be accepting nine volunteers per date at a first-come, first-serve basis. We ask that volunteers be at least 16 years old.

    For more details and to sign up, follow the link below to our online registration form. 

  • Multiple locations | Multiple dates

  • Multiple locations | Multiple dates


Don't see an event or opportunity that works for you? Click the button below to fill out our River Cleanup Notification Sign-Up, and we'll let you know ahead of time if we're coming to a town or river near you!


Our crew and operation is always on the move, and volunteer opportunities can pop up at the drop of a hat! The best way to stay up to date is by following along on social media!

Click here to head to our social media directory!

Our Impact

  • Pounds of Trash Removed


  • Volunteers Engaged


  • Students Educated


  • Trees Planted


  • ADM
  • Cargill
  • Cargo Carriers
  • John Deere
  • ACBL
  • Anhesuser - Busch
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  • Ingram
  • Marquette
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  • Carmeuse
  • Honda
  • Hydro Flask
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  • P&G
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