Clean Up Program
We host clean ups near the waterways in the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed throughout April-October. Check our Event Calendar for details and information on how to volunteer for a Clean Up near you. .
About the Cleanup Program
The Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper has been hosting cleanup events since its inception back in 2006. We have our own clean up events and often coordinate with our partner organizations .
2023 CLEAN UP EVENTS:
March 23 @ Willis Run – York, PA
April 21 @ Susquehanna River- Perry Point, MD
April 22 @ Conestoga River – Lancaster, PA
July 29 @ Codorus Creek – York, PA
August 26 @ Susquehanna River – Harrisburg, PA
Oct. 14 & 15 @ Lake Aldred (Susquehanna River) GREAT PLASTIC PURGE
For more information about these Clean Up Events, see our event calendar or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Great Plastic Purge of the Lower Susquehanna Annual Event will take place on October 14 & 15 2023. For our last Great Plastic Purge, we partnered with Penn State Master Watershed Stewards, Watershed Alliance of York, Lancaster Conservancy and Susquehanna National Heritage Area to host this massive cleanup on Lake Clarke. This “lake” or reservoir is mostly Lancaster waters and is formed by the Safe Harbor Dam.
During this two day event, our volunteers removed a total of 5,920 pounds of single-use plastics, styrofoam, tires and trash from four locations on the Lower Susquehanna River! This awesome event helped raise the TRASHOMETER reading – which was tracking our yearly total along with our partner organizations- to hit our goal of collecting 50,000 pounds in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act! In 2022, we removed over 57,000 pounds or 28.5 tons of single use plastics, tires, foam and trash from our waterways.
Check out our events page to learn more!
In the Media:
York Dispatch: 16,740 pieces of plastic: York City man cleaning up the Susquehanna River 7/19/21
Bay Journal: Fighting the plastics plague, one canoe-full at a time 2/16/21