Removing trash from our lakes, rivers, and streams is one impactful way that you can improve our waterways.

Public Stream Cleanups (Charlotte)

Catawba Riverkeeper regularly cleans our adopted streams in Mecklenburg County. Sign up to help clean a stream. Space is limited to 20 people.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Saturday, March 20 | 12 – 2 PM | All Locations
  • Wednesday, April 14 | 12 – 2 PM | Alexander Street Park
  • Tuesday, May 4 | 12 – 2 PM | Freedom Park
  • Tuesday, June 8 | 12 – 2 PM | Ray’s Splash Planet
  • Tuesday, July 6 | 12 – 2 PM | Location TBA
  • Tuesday, August 3 | 12 – 2 PM | Location TBA
  • Saturday, September 25 | 12 – 2 PM | Location TBA
  • Saturday, October | RIVERSWEEEP | 40+ sites across the Basin
  • Saturday, November 13 | 12 – 2 PM | Location TBA
  • Friday, December 3 | 12 – 2 PM | Location TBA

Private Group Stream Cleanups

Catawba Riverkeeper hosts many cleanups throughout the year for small groups. If you’re interested in a private, small group cleanup, email greg@catawbariverkeeper.org.

Catawba Riversweep

On the first Saturday in October each year, Catawba Riverkeeper hosts a basin-wide cleanup — Catawba Riversweep — with 40+ sites from Lake James to Lake Wateree.

At the 2020 Catawba Riversweep, nearly 1,400 volunteers pulled out 61,588 pounds of trash from 40 sites across the Catawba-Wateree River basin.