Each year, the Parkway Foundation facilitates two large-scale, Parkway-wide Clean Ups and monthly, site-specific Clean Ups. Spanning all reaches of the Parkway, Clean Ups remove mass amounts of debris from the Parkway in just a few hours. Removing debris makes the Parkway a more enjoyable and safe space, helps protect the river eco-system, and improves water quality.
2017 First Saturday Clean Ups
These monthly events are open to all! Dates are subject to change.
Our next First Saturday Clean Up is on Saturday December 2nd at Howe Avenue/La Riviera River Access.
Inaugural Helicopter Island Clean Up – 10/25/17
ARPF partnered with Sacramento County Sheriff’s Air Operations to clear garbage from the islands behind Rio Americano High School.
9 ARPF volunteers worked alongside County Parks maintenance workers to clear and lift 8 TONS of debris from the islands!
Thanks to ARPF volunteers, Sheriff Dept., & County Parks for your support in this first-of-its-kind collaborative effort!!
2017 Great American River Clean Up – September 16, 2017
Thanks to all 1,800 volunteers who registered for this year’s GARCU!
Volunteer pulled nearly 15,000 pound of trash from the Parkway and River.
River Clean Up Paddle – July 8, 2017
Highlights: two bicycles, motorcycle frame, hundreds of feet of fishing line, & more.
In all, volunteers pulled 1,500 pounds of debris from the 6-mile stretch of river.
2017 Spring Clean Up – May 6, 2017
7 Sites; 289 Volunteers; 4,420 Pounds of trash removed
2017 Northgate Clean Up – Moved to Watt Ave. due to flooding
1000+ pounds of debris removed
2016 Clean Ups
Great American River Clean Up
1,636 Volunteers; 4,908 Hours; 30,000+ pounds removed
Other Clean Ups
1,022 Volunteers; 2,307 Hours; 8,000+ pounds removed
For more information about volunteering for or sponsoring our Clean-Ups, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Jordan Powell at (916) 486-2773 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.