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Volunteer & Pitch In April 22
It’s time to tackle pollution and restore our rivers once again.


This spring, join together in a community-wide effort across Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha counties to remove over 100,000 pounds of trash from our river system during the 28th Annual Milwaukee Riverkeeper Spring Cleanup!

Milwaukee Riverkeeper provides the gloves, trash bags, and FREE T-SHIRTS, you provide the people power, and together we will restore our waterways! 


Cleanup: Saturday, April 23, 2023, starting at 9am, arrival times vary

Following the cleanup, celebrate at RTG's 12th Annual Earth Day Celebration at the Harley-Davidson Museum



More than 80 locations across the Milwaukee River Basin!


We’re doing our best to make our rivers healthy, so it’s important for us to also care for the health of our communities at the same time.  Be sure to wear gloves and sunscreen!  Wash your hands and don’t forget to bring a reusable water bottle, cleaning up is hard work!

Photo Contest!

  • Take a picture of anything you find unique, unusual, or inspirational during the Spring Cleanup (Think nature photos, strange finds, smiling faces!)
  • Post your photos to social media and tag @mkeriverkeeper and include the hashtag #MRKCleanup28 
  • Posting your photo(s) and using the the tag and hashtag automatically enters you to win a Patagonia bag filled with goodies ($200 value).
  • 1 Photo = 1 entry, share multiple for more chances to win.
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