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.
Mississippi River Cleanups
Stay tuned for what 2019 will bring! In the meantime, if you know any college students who think they can handle a week with us, head over to our Alternative Spring Break page for more information. You can also check out our 2017 river cleanup stats here.
Ohio River Cleanups
From July – November LL&W hits the ground running, and focuses their cleanup efforts on the Ohio River.
During our 2017 Ohio River Tour we:
- Held 108 Cleanups
- With 190 Volunteers
- And Removed Over 285,000 lbs of Garbage
- In 18 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 1:30pm – 4pm. 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 13+ 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 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?
First timer? Check out our What To Expect/Safety Guide one-pager!