While our 2020 Annual Stream Cleanup can not take place due to social distancing requirements, YOU can still take individual action to make an impact. Every piece of trash picked up is prevented from entering our streams and rivers.

Trash and litter along a stream is not just unsightly. It’s harmful to wildlife and water quality. In celebration of Earth Day, each year we organize a watershed-wide stream cleanup. At our April 2019 event, 1,700 volunteers picked up more than 18 tons of trash at 45 cleanup sites, improving 76 miles of rivers and streams! Our volunteers included families, scout troops, churches, businesses, civic groups, schools, environmental commissions and others.

**BEFORE YOU ENGAGE IN THIS ACTIVITY, PLEASE REVIEW AND FOLLOW GUIDANCE PROVIDED BY THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC) AND THE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT WHERE YOU LIVE TO ENSURE YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY.

Here's How You Can Help

CLEANUP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Before you leave for your walk, grab a bag and gloves and pick up litter along the way. Complete this survey with your mobile device while out, or online when you get home. You will be helping RHA understand where and what kind of trash occurs. Share your pictures! We want to see you in action.

IDENTIFY LITTER HOTSPOTS

If you prefer not to pick up litter but still want to help, you can complete our Observation Survey. The information you provide will help us learn where littering is occurring in our watershed. We can target these areas for future cleanups.

Map of Cleanup Sites

Thank you to everyone who has participated in RHA’s cleanup. Below are the sites that have been cleaned up (green dots) and sites that have been observed as needing to be cleaned up (orange dots). Click on the dots to view details of site.