• Phone: (916) 486-2773
  • info@arpf.org

Register Today!

Great American River Clean-Up

Saturday, September 23, 2023
9 a.m.- Noon

Come join us, and hundreds of other volunteers, in the largest American River Parkway Clean-Up of the year!

SacRT is offering FREE RIDES for this event!

Please print or screenshot the GARCU Free Ride Flyer

to present to the bus operator or SacRT fare inspection staff upon request.


Opportunities for individuals and groups of all ages and sizes!

To volunteer as an individual, family, or group with less than 20 people please chose one of the following locations and use the link to register:



To volunteer as a group with 20 or more people, please email volunteer@arpf.org or call 916-486-2773.
Below are the available locations to sign up for as a group:
  • Township9 (18+ years and older only)
  • Northgate/Woodlake (18+ years and older only)
  • Sutter’s Landing (14+ years and older only)
  • Cal Expo (18+ years and older only)
  • Northrop Ave (18+ years and older only)
  • Guy West Bridge (14+ years and older only)
  • Gristmill
  • Sarah Court
  • Ancil Hoffman
  • Rossmoor Bar
  • Sacramento Bar
  • Sailor Bar – Olive Ave Entrance
  • Sailor Bar – Illinois Entrance
  • Nimbus Fish Hatchery
  • Lathrop Way

Become a Site Captain!

We need volunteers to help lead each location by picking up the site supplies before the event, leading the event the day of, and returning waivers and event numbers to ARPF staff immediately after the event.
If interested, please email volunteer@arpf.org or call 916-486-2773.

Become a sponsor!

GARCU is the American River Parkway Foundation’s largest annual clean-up event and is held on

California Coastal Cleanup Day in partnership with the California Coastal Commission.

For almost 40 years, we have invited the community to take part in this statewide movement that mobilizes tens of thousands of volunteers throughout California to clean up trash from local beaches, lakes, and waterways.

Our financial sponsors are an important part of APRF volunteer efforts by providing funds

for supplies such as: trash bags, nitrile gloves, hand sanitizer, first aid kits, water, and snacks.

For more information about volunteering for or sponsoring a Parkway clean up event,

please contact us at (916) 486-2773 or email volunteer@arpf.org.

GARCU 2023 Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank You to Our Current

GARCU Sponsors!

Mountain Lion

Black-Tailed Deer


River Otter



Jack Rabbit



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