2014 Spring River Cleanup

Each year Milwaukee Riverkeeper mobilizes thousands of volunteers that work to remove several tons of trash from rivers in the Greater Milwaukee Area. Come be a part of the action and participate in our 19th Annual Spring River Cleanup!


Saturday, April 26th, 2014 from 9:00am-Noon 


Come out to one of our 50 sites throughout Greater Milwaukee. See our LIST OF SITES or our MAP OF SITES to find out where you can get involved.


We provide the bags, gloves, and FREE T-SHIRTS and YOU provide the hands and energy to pick up trash, litter, and the interesting and sometimes bizarre pieces of garbage that find their way into our beautiful river system.   Grab a garbage bag and let's clean some river!


Click here to go to the registration page! Registration for your site is not required, but it helps us plan for how many supplies to distribute.

Become a River Rock Star!

On April 26th you are helping us to cleanup our rivers but we need your help to continue this work all year long. We are asking you to collect pledges for every bag of trash you collect during the cleanup! Every dollar you raise for Milwaukee Riverkeeper goes directly to our work of restoring streambanks, identifying pollution, and fighting for strong policies and enforcement of laws to keep our water clean. Together we are working to ensure a future where all people in the Milwaukee River Basin can enjoy clean drinking water and fishable, swimmable rivers.
Send your collected pledges (pledge form) or self donation and personal contact information to Milwaukee Riverkeeper by May 10th, 2014. If you raise or give over $100 you will be entered in a drawing for a Milwaukee Riverkeeper Prize Package. This includes a $50 Screaming Tuna Gift Card and a ride on the Milwaukee Riverkeeper vessel for you and five of your friends with your own tour guide, Riverkeeper Cheryl Nenn!

Trash Bash

Celebrate the success of the cleanup with drinks, raffle prizes, and music by Lollycoogan!

12:30pm - 3:30pm
Hoyt Pool Grand Hall
1800 N. Swan Blvd. Wauwatosa


Need More Information?

Please contact Zac Driscoll at zachery@milwaukeeriverkeeper.org, or at 414-287-0207x1.




Thank you to our sponsors!

River Sponsor

Site Sponsors



Susan Winecki & Richard Bergholz

Creek Sponsors  

 Natural Resource Technology
Robert W. Baird & Co.

Riverbank Sponsors  

von Briesen & Roper, s.c. 
David & Diane Wolfson

Additional Supporters  

Guadalupe/ St. Patrick Lazos de Esperanza
Herbert. H Kohl Charities
Kuhl Family Charitable Fund
Mercury Marine 


Thank you to our Inkind Donors!