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2021 Mayors’ Grand River Cleanup

September 11, 2021 - September 18, 2021

From Saturday, September 11th, through Saturday, September 18th, WMEAC will provide supplies to volunteers throughout the communities of Grand Rapids, Wyoming, Grandville, Walker, Kentwood, and now East Grand Rapids to remove trash from the tributaries and storm drains that feed into the Grand River as well as from the Grand River itself.

This year you can sign up as an individual, a small group of friends or family, or as a business to take on this challenge!

Trash bags and disposable gloves will be provided to all registered participants. Please note: we are not assigning individuals or small groups (less than 5 volunteers) to sites this year. Due to a limited number of cleanup locations we recommend that individual volunteers select sidewalks, streets or parks near their home or business to clean up.

Do you have a group of friends, neighbors, or coworkers that you would like to volunteer with? This year we are coordinating with groups of more than 5 participants to adopt a cleanup site from our curated Cleanup Site Map!

We ask that all groups respect social distancing measures and provide their volunteers with the recommended personal protection equipment. Trash bags and disposable gloves will be provided to all participants within the group.

Individuals AND Groups Register HERE!

Trash Scout:
Do you know of a spot in your community that is contaminated with trash? Submit details to [email protected] to have the location highlighted on our Google Story Map to recruit the help of Mayors’ Grand River Cleanup volunteers.

Even with our new, decentralized model we always need extra hands to make things run smoothly. We are looking for volunteers to assist with passing out supplies and kickoff event set-up/clean-up. If you are interested in volunteering please contact [email protected].


Cleanup Site Map


This year we are coordinating with groups of more than 5 participants to adopt a cleanup site from our curated Cleanup Site Map!

Each site is rated for its accessibility to the Grand River and safety considerations. Click the link to the map to get the details on the different sites!

Make sure to reserve the cleanup site that suits you best HERE.


September 11, 2021
September 18, 2021
Event Category:


MI United States + Google Map