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.
River Clean Up Paddle – July 8, 2017
a) Arrive @ Upper Sunrise by 8:00am for Check In & Unload
b) Caravan leaves to River Bend Park by 8:15. Drop 1/2 cars @ R.B.
c) Caravan returns to Upper Sunrise by 8:45 for launch @ 9:00am.
a) A BOAT. You must bring your own Coast Guard certified kayak/canoe/SUP/raft
b) PFD. You must wear a life vest at all times.
c) Water, sunscreen, hat, water shoes, dry bag
a) Volunteer MUST RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 First Saturday Clean Ups
These monthly events are open to all! Dates are subject to change.
2017 Great American River Clean Up – September 16
This annual event mobilizes thousands of Sacramentans across the entire Parkway! Mark your calendars and spread the word! With 20+ sites, there’s bound to be one in your backyard!
2017 Spring Clean Up – May 6, 2017
7 Sites along the American River Parkway
4,420 Pounds of trash removed
135 batteries found and removed
2017 Northgate Clean Up – Moved to Watt Ave. due to flooding
Volunteers cleared more than 1,000 pounds of debris left behind after river flooding!
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 email@example.com.