This program was launched in 1991 by American Rivers to help keep our nation’s rivers clean and trash free. Since it started, more than 1,149,900 volunteers have participated in thousands of cleanups across the country, covering more than 205,500 miles of waterways. These cleanups have removed more than 17 million pounds of litter and debris from America’s rivers and streams.
What you can do
You can find out what's involved in starting a Community River Cleanup in your local community by reading our 5 step guide below. Once you're ready to go fill in this short form and we'll make sure you have everything you need to get started.
How to get involved
You will need at least 2 hours weekly in the weeks leading up to the cleanup to organise a community river cleanup.