Our Mission

To protect and preserves the natural environment by reducing pollution and educating the community about the waterways that surround us.

GET INVOLVED

As an RCU volunteer, what can you expect?

Expect to work hard.  Over the years, volunteers have pulled HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of pounds of trash from local waterways. During clean ups, we find 55 gallon barrels, tires, water heaters, propane tanks, bikes, car parts, huge chunks of styrofoam, appliances and way too much non renewable plastic to count.

Expect to make a difference. We pride ourselves on helping local watershed conservation efforts. Pollution destroys habitats, poisons the water and kills plants and wildlife. Our work reduces pollution and preserve the health and beauty of local waterways.

Expect to better our community. We live here, we work here and we play here. Clean, healthy waterways reduce human health risk and improve quality of life. Less trash means more recreational activities along the river. As recreational activities increases, tourism increases. Thus, affecting both the economy and well-being of the community.

 

OUR IMPACT

709,590

POUNDS OF TRASH REMOVED

2,782

BARRELS RECYCLED

1,705

TIRES RECYCLED

5,897

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED

DONATE

These local partners have become part of the solution. Thank you.

Copy of Brenan Marine.png
 

All donations made to "River Clean Up, La Crosse Fund at La Crosse Community Foundation" go directly towards the growth of the River Clean Up, La Crosse and are fully tax deductible. If you are interested in becoming a River Clean Up partner, click DONATE NOW or contact us at rivercleanuplax@gmail.com.

1/1

Past Events

This annual event has been happening since 1993

What started as a small group of friends on a couple of boats has grown to include thousands of volunteers and dozens of local businesses. Every year our mission is the same — to protect and preserve the waterways surrounding our community, and to have fun doing it. 

 
 

Social Media

Follow us on Facebook to get updates during the event and throughout the year.

Newsletter

Learn what other people in our community are doing to protect La Crosse Area Waters.

Contact Us

If you have ideas or want to contribute to make our waterways better, get in touch. 

River Clean Up, La Crosse operates under fiscal sponsorship from La Crosse Community Foundation, a 501c3 public charity (EIN #39-6037996). 

LCF_Logo-White.png