RiverSweep is Saturday, May 13th 2017
RiverSweep is Ohio’s largest done-in-a-day cleanup effort. Each year, on the Saturday before Mother’s Day, local businesses, schools and individuals team up to clean our shared backyard.
In 2016, 950 volunteers removed over 80 tons of trash, including 475 tires!
RiverSweep only happens with a little help from our friends- check out our 2015 RiverSweep video
The Results of over 25 years of Hard Work-
Over 27 years we have recruited 19,108 volunteers who have helped us to extract and recycle 24,019 illegally discarded tires and picked up for disposal 623 tons of rubbish.
New or expanded parks, trails and greenways have been created from RiverSweep sites including:
- Scranton Flats
- Hart Crane Park
- West Creek Reservation
- Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation, Rockside Rd. to Lower Harvard Ave
- Washington Reservation, Trail connection along E 49th St./expanded First Tee golf course
- Treadway Ravine, connects Cleveland Park with Jennings, near Towpath Trail
- Mill Creek Falls and trail, connection to Garfield Park
- Morgana Run, first rail-to-trail in Slavic Village
- Steelyard Commons, Towpath Trail Stage 2
Become a RiverSweep Sponsor
Volunteer for RiverSweep
RiverSweep draws from across the area, students, activists and members of the business community all work together to clean our shared backyard.
Volunteers must sign a waiver before they participate, download the waiver, additional waivers will be available at your clean site location. Children under the age of 16 must have the waiver signed by an adult. The first 700 volunteers will receive a free t-shirt- all will get gloves and bags.
After the clean up we’ll have a celebratory luncheon, there will be food and entertainment!
The Clean Up Sites-
The Flats West: Meet on the outside patio of the Cleveland Aquarium: 2000 Sycamore Street Cleveland, OH 44113.
Rivergate: This site will also clean Irishtown Bend. Meet at Sainato’s Restaurant: 1852 Columbus Rd. Cleveland, OH. 44113.
Canal Basin Park: Meet at Flat Iron Café 1114 Center St. Cleveland, OH 44113.
Morgana Run: Meet at 6711 Broadway in the parking lot of Aldi and Metro Health.
Train Avenue: Meet at Aries Industries. 3301 Train Ave.
Tremont: Meet at Lincoln Park, near the gazebo 1050 Starkweather Ave. (get directions)
West Creek: 2017 clean up site to be determined.
Big Creek/Lower Harvard: Meet at Iron City Café, 4002 Jennings Rd. Cleveland. 44109.
Mill Creek: Meet at Brilla House (8411 Webb Terrace) located at the intersection of Turney, Broadway, and Warner.
Johnston Mill Run: Meet at Arthur Johnston Park, just south of 4478 Johnston Parkway in Cleveland.
Volunteers can register below by choosing their cleanup location.