2020 River Clean Up
Time & Location
About the Event
This year's clean up will look slightly different as we have altered the event to provide a safe and sanitized environment for volunteers. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY FOR EXTRA COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS THIS YEAR.
Begining at 8am on May 9th, dumpsters will be ready and a River Clean Up representative will be on duty to check in volunteers, answer questions and direct safe dumping at designated Mississippi River landings. VOLUNTEERS MUST REGISTER ONLINE, then check in at one of these landings: Clinton Street West Landing, 7th Street Landing, Goose Island West Landing or Fred Funk Landing on Brice Prairie. All volunteers, regaurdless of age, must compete the online registration. Volunteers will receive trash bags and gloves, then move out on the water, along shorelines, and through neighborhood streets near the river to collect trash and return it to the landings to be properly disposed of.
We are taking these additional actions for everyone’s safety:
- We are only accepting online registrations. Anyone who didn't pre-register prior to the clean up will be asked to register by phone while at the landing. There will be no paper registrations.
- No more than two River Clean Up representatives will be at each landing and will wear masks at all times.
- Each landing will be stocked with sanitizer for volunteers to use.
- The CDC recommends people wear a cloth face covering while out, we are asking volunteers to do the same.
- We will have gloves and trash bags for all volunteers, but we encourage volunteers to bring bags and gloves from home if they wish.
- Volunteers are only allowed to work alone or with members of their household.
- River Clean Up representatives and volunteers must abide by the 6-foot social distancing CDC guidelines.
- There will be no after party for volunteers.
Please be patient with us and other volunteers, while at the landings. This is a learning experience for everyone. 2020 is the 27th year of River Clean Up, La Crosse. So let’s get outdoors, do something positive, and add to the nearly 700,000 pounds of debris we’ve pulled from the water.