APRIL 18, 2020 | 9am – 12pm

It only takes three hours to make a big impact.


Things to know before registering

If you want to register more than 15 people please contact Rebekah Buczynski directly. Register by March 26th to be guaranteed your stream cleanup supplies. If you sign up later than the 26th, please come prepared with your own gloves and bags.

How to register

  1. View Map below. Select a site close to where you live.
    Sites with these icons are open for registrations.
    Site with these  icons are full.
    Click on a blue icon to reveal details about the site. Click on “more info” to register. (view large map)
  2. On the registration page, fill out the form and select your sit number. If you do not remember your site number go to the map and click on the site. On the top of the pop-up is the site number. If you need to register more than 15 people please register by emailing Rebekah Buczynski at streamcleanup@raritanheadwaters.org.

Be Prepared!

What to Bring

You are encouraged to bring your own reusable water bottle and trash pickers. Raritan Headwaters will provide trash bags, gloves, water and snacks! If you register after March 26th, please come prepared with your own gloves and trash bags.

What to Wear

This event is rain or shine, dress accordingly. No one is required to get into the stream. If you choose to pick up litter on land wear a hat, sturdy boots or shoes, and long-sleeved shirts and pants for tick protection. Stream depth varies across our stream cleanup sites and changes with the weather so if you plan on getting in the stream come prepared with rubber boots or waders.


On the morning of the cleanup, you will be greeted by your Site Coordinator at the designated meeting location. The site coordinator will have you sign-in and provide you with your trash bags, gloves, water, and snacks. The Site Coordinator will orient you to the site and explain the area to be cleaned up. When the stream cleanup is over, please bring your trash bags to the designated drop off location. Kids are welcome to participate in this service project, but please keep a close eye on your children throughout the event because their safety is paramount.

Data Collection

This year Raritan Headwaters is asking you to collect data on the number of plastic bags and bottles you cleanup. Data sheets will be provided.

Social Media

On the day of the event, please submit pictures and videos on Facebook to Raritan Headwaters’ Stream Cleanup Event Page. We also encourage volunteers to post pictures on their personal Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #CleanStreams #rivercleanup #RHAstreamcleanup #conservationinaction

Other ways to get involved

Everyone needs clean water and you can be part of this massive effort to protect our rivers, our streams and our communities!

Do you have a stream site that needs to be cleaned up?

We are always looking for new sites for our event. Your help is appreciated!