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.
2018 First Saturday Clean Ups
These monthly events are open to all! Dates are subject to change.
Northgate Clean Up – Feb 3
Our next First Saturday Clean Up is on Saturday February 3rd at Northgate/Woodlake Access. This is an important annual clean up at which our volunteers pull thousands of pounds from abandoned camps. Recruit a neighbor, roll your sleeves up and help us maximize our impact.
Volunteers willing to bring a pickup truck are in high demand! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details!
2017 Clean Ups
Inaugural Helicopter Island Clean Up – 10/25/17
9 volunteers; 1 helicopter (Sacramento County Sheriff’s Air Operations); 8 tons of trash
2017 Great American River Clean Up – September 16, 2017
22 sites; 1200 volunteers; 23000 pounds
River Clean Up Paddle – July 8, 2017
40 volunteers; 1500 pounds
2017 Spring Clean Up – May 6, 2017
7 Sites; 289 Volunteers; 4,420 pounds
2017 Northgate Clean Up – Moved to Watt Ave. due to flooding
1000+ pounds of debris 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.