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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Stream Cleanups Working in the Stream After the Cleanup

We host a stream cleanup in the spring and fall every year at different locations in Raleigh. 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.

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.

Stream Cleanups

Help us clean and preserve Raleigh waterways by removing trash and other debris from our streams!

Upcoming Stream Cleanup

When: Saturday, October 14 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: Southgate Park, 1801 Proctor Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610
Register here!

Space is limited to 30 people. Please complete a registration form for each individual who plans to attend.

Working in the Stream

Here's what you can expect: 

  1. You'll be removing trash from the stream.
  2. We'll collect and dispose of the trash for you after each cleanup.

Please wear outdoor attire and closed-toe shoes. It's recommended to dress in clothes that can get muddy, long pants, and boots.

Provided Volunteer Material 

  • Garbage bags
  • Gloves
  • Safety vest
  • Water

After the Cleanup

We appreciate the hard work that our volunteers put in during a cleanup. 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.