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In 2016 Monthly Waterway Cleanups program was a great success! From May to October over 400 volunteers prevented 5 tons of litter from polluting our waterways. Thank you to the many volunteers who supported our efforts to protect our waters and donated their time! We are excited to continue this program in 2017.

In 2017, the Monthly Waterway Cleanups will be the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10am to 12pm.

Please click on the sites below to register for Monthly Waterway Cleanups.
Registration links will be updated monthly. Sites for September – October are to be determined.

Saturday, August 19th from 10am – 12pm:

Unity Island Park

Seneca Bluffs-Site Full

Times Beach-Site Full

Immediately following the cleanup join us for a free


Location: Riverworks (maps link)

Provided: Pizza, wings, beverage, and music

Time: 12pm-2pm




Monthly Waterway Cleanup program partners include:





Cannot attend?

Do you still want to offer support?

Consider donating towards our Cleanup Programs. Write “for cleanups” in the comment section of the PayPal form.

Cleanup Site Feedback Opportunity: Do you have ideas for other locations that need a cleanup? To contact us about a site that would benefit from a cleanup effort, please follow this LINK.


If you have any questions, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions page first.  If you still need assistance, please contact Wendy Paterson, Community Liaison, at or call 716-852-7483 ext. 26.

2017 Spring Shoreline Sweep

Each spring, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper coordinates our Spring Shoreline Sweep, the largest single-day shoreline cleanup in Western New York. Targeting shoreline sites, thousands of volunteers come out to engage in direct citizen action that makes our community a better place and reconnects the public with our region’s most valued asset — our water. Last April, over 2,000 volunteers signed up to help clean up shorelines in Niagara and Erie counties and collected over 16 tons of litter.