River Cleanups

Monthly Public Cleanups

Join us at Martha McLean-anza Narrows Park for our Santa Ana River trash cleanups!

We meet on the third Saturday of every month at 9am.

Click the date to RSVP.

January 20

February 17

March 16

Frequently Asked Questions

Cleanups start at 9:00 a.m. though volunteers arive sporadically. After a quick safety talk, volunteers head out to clean the river! All volunteers are instructed to return at 11:00 a.m. so we can weigh all the trash and announce the total results by 11:30 a.m.

Pickers, gloves, trash bags, and rain boots if individuals want to go in the water.

We recommend long pants, closed-toe shoes, a hat, and sunscreen.

No, the cleanup will be cancelled if the weather is too rainy or windy for safety reasons. Expect an email in the case of cancellation.

Yes, but those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Minors will also need a parent or guardian to sign their waiver either online or in person.

Yes, we are happy to have students participate and sign off on their volunteer hours.

Under a gazebo near the parking lot, look for a bright blue Inland Empire Waterkeeper pop-up tent.

Private Cleanups

Is your business or group looking for a team-building experience that will benefit the community and the environment? 

Partner with Inland Empire Waterkeeper to remove trash from the Santa Ana River!

Let us lead your group out into nature. Inland Empire Waterkeeper’s unique Private Cleanups provide your company with the opportunity to make a positive impact. Your company will restore and improve the water quality for those who use the river as a source of recreation, and for the wildlife. This hands-on, team-building event will allow your group to better the local environment by removing litter, debris, and large dumped items that pollute the Santa Ana River, major tributaries, and even the ocean while encouraging teamwork!

At private cleanups, IE Waterkeeper staff will:

  • Coordinate your event
  • Arrange all necessary permits
  • Supply your staff with the necessary equipment
  • Feature your cleanup on our webpage and social media platforms
  • Speak to your group about the importance of clean, healthy waterways 

For more information, please email johanna@iewaterkeeper.org.


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