RiverSweep – Three Decades of Cuyahoga River Valley Clean-Ups

We clean up to bring awareness to areas that will one day become a future trail and/or park. In 2022, 950 volunteers removed 23 tons of trash!

RiverSweep 2022 by the Numbers


Over the course of 30 years, more than 20 thousand volunteers have helped us extract and recycle 25,166 illegally discarded tires and picked up for disposal 763 tons of trash. 

The Results of Decades of Hard Work

The impact of RiverSweep on the community is undeniable. Within the Cuyahoga River watershed, new parks and trails have emerged in areas formerly targeted for illegal dumping. As a result, more than 400 acres of new greenspace have been cleaned, conserved and open to the public along with an additional 14 miles of trails. 

New or expanded parks, trails and greenways have been created from RiverSweep sites. Click on the links below to learn more:


Presented By

Sponsored By




With Additional Support from:

Cuyahoga County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney

The City of Garfield Heights

Cuyahoga County Office of the Public Defender

The City of Cuyahoga Heights

Tremont West Development Corporation

Slavic Village Development


Big Creek Connects

PE Limited

Metro West Community Development Organization

Shook Construction

Independence Excavating

Sherwin Williams



Living Lands & Waters


Lake Erie Marine Trades Association


On the Water Ohio

Trash Fish 

Ohio City, Inc.

Cuyahoga County Office of the Executive