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 Upcoming 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

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

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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