Help keep our rivers, lakes, and streams clean. Join us for a cleanup or host your own. There are many ways you can get outside, have some fun, and get trash out of the river, lakes, or streams. Check out upcoming opportunities below.


Save the date! The Big Catawba Riversweep is Saturday, October 3, 2020.

The single largest cleanup in the history of the Catawba-Wateree River Basin will take place on October 3, 2020! Thousands of volunteers from across the region will join forces to clean up their local waterway, removing harmful plastics, tires, debris, and other pollutants from the waters we love to drink, swim, and fish. Registration for volunteers is now open.

Lake James • Lake Hickory • Lake Norman • Mountain Island Lake • Lake Wylie • Charlotte Creeks and Streams

Catawba below Lake Wylie Dam • Fishing Creek Reservoir •Stumpy Pond & Great Falls • Lake Wateree

Interested in serving on a planning committee or becoming a site captain? Email for details.

Catawba Riverkeeper hosts private cleanups for corporate partners, church groups, and community organizations for a small donation. Contact for details.