Millions of tons of trash end up in our nation’s rivers and streams every year. American Rivers is a proud sponsor of National River Cleanup™, the most popular and successful stream cleanup program in the country that taps into the civic pride of tens of thousands of volunteers across the country. National River Cleanup™ is now a year-long event.
Since its launch by America Outdoors in 1991, more than 900,000 volunteers have participated in thousands of cleanups across the country, covering more than 162,000 miles of waterways. These cleanups have removed more than 8.7 million pounds litter and debris from America's rivers and streams. National River Cleanup™ 2009 was the most successful year to date, with more organizers and cleanups than ever before