A volunteer picks up trash in a Raleigh stream to help reduce water pollution in our area.

Stream Cleanups

Volunteer with us in the fall and spring!

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Working in the Stream After the Cleanup Events

We host a stream cleanup twice a year at different locations in Raleigh. Volunteers remove thousands of pounds of trash from local streams. This is a great way to be a part of keeping our waterways clean and healthy in just a few hours. 

Working in the Stream

You'll be removing trash from the stream. We'll collect and dispose of the trash for you after each cleanup. Please wear outdoor attire and closed-toed shoes.

Provided Volunteer Material
Garbage bags
Safety vest

After the Cleanup

We appreciate the hard work that our volunteers put in during a cleanup event. You may find items like - trash, tires, scooters, tents, dog kennels, toilets, and mattresses in the stream. The more litter we clean out from the stream - the healthier it will be. 

If this is something that you'd like to continue - take a look at our long-term volunteer opportunities.


Staff hosts a stream cleanup in the spring and fall. These events are a great opportunity to participate in a one-time cleanup to get your feet wet and see if this volunteer program is right for you.



Joyce Gaffney
Environmental & Sustainability Specialist 

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