Living Lands & Waters hosts dozens of community river cleanups each year to help watershed conservation efforts with the assistance of thousands of volunteers of all ages who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get dirty – church groups, schools, community organizations, businesses and more! To find a cleanup near you, continue below.
Or, if you would like to be placed on our "River Cleanup Notification List" please fill out and submit our questionnaire found below. Folks on the notification list will receive an email or phone call from us if we're ever working in their area!
Mississippi River Cleanups
We officially kicked off our 2019 river cleanup season in Memphis, TN throughout the month of March! While hosting our Alternative Spring Break program, 200 college students from all over the country helped us to remove over 116,000 pounds of garbage from McKellar Lake (a tributary of the Mississippi River)! If you know a college student who thinks they can handle a week with us out on the river, we'll be heading back to Memphis for our 2020 ASB Program!
If you'd like to be notified when we head back to the Mississippi River for more cleanups please fill out our River Cleanup Notification Sign-Up!
Ohio River Cleanups
From July – November LL&W hits the ground running, and focuses their cleanup efforts on the Ohio River.
During our 2018 Ohio River Tour we:
- Held 150 Cleanups
- With 213 Volunteers
- And Removed Over 327,540.5 lbs of Garbage
- In 14 Different Towns!
During our Ohio River Tour we will typically host 2 cleanups per day, Thursday – Saturday. One from 9:30am – 12:30 pm and one from 12:30pm – 3:30pm. Lunch is provided on our barge for those who join us for our morning cleanup. Volunteers can sign up for a half-day, or both sessions!
We welcome individuals, business groups, clubs, scouts, or camps, and can accommodate groups up to 60 volunteers! We suggest volunteers should be 15+ to volunteer alone, and 8+ with parent/guardian supervision, but can make circumstantial exceptions.
We provide all necessary materials including: trash bags, gloves, life jackets, water, sunscreen, bug spray etc.
Click HERE to register for a 2019 cleanup or to check out our current schedule!
A River Near You
We have brought our river cleanups efforts to 24 rivers in 21 states. Have a trashed shoreline in mind, or a group of people itching to join our mission?
Or, if you would like to be placed on our "river cleanup notification list" please fill out and submit THIS FORM. Folks on the notification list will receive an email or phone call from us if we're ever working in your area!
First timer? Check out our What To Expect/Safety Guide one-pager!