Community River Clean Up 2024

Saturday, May 11, 2024 | La Crosse Area Landings

This year marks the 31st year of River Clean Up, La Crosse. Join us, get outdoors, and do something positive. Help add to the nearly 795,000 pounds of debris we’ve pulled from local waterways.

Event Details

Saturday, May 11, 2024 Begins at 8:00 AM


Beginning at 8:00 AM, registered volunteers go to the landing they chose on the registration to sign in, receive an event T-Shirt; a ticket to the after-party; a map of the cleanup area, and trash bags. Check-in ends around noon


Following the clean-up, all volunteers are invited to the Copeland Park Shelter (Time to be determined).

RCU will provide food, drinks and door prizes*
*One ticket per person, must be present to win.

Coorporate Community
River Clean Up Event

Provide community service hours for your employees!

Rules & Expectations

All volunteers, regardless of age, must complete a separate online registration and 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.

Volunteers will receive trash bags, 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. Wear proper clothing and expect them to get wet and dirty.

Be Safe

Be smart, take precautions, and stay safe around the water.

 In the event of an emergency, please call 911!

Remember, safety is everyone’s responsibility.

  • If you’re bringing or going in a boat, make sure the boat and all the safety equipment is ready.
  • Don’t overload the boat.
  • All volunteers in boats must wear life jackets. Wearing a lifejacket is always a good idea when you’re around the water. 
  • Be aware of the dangers associated with river current and sharp drop offs.
  • When handling debris be aware of sharp objects like broken glass, nails and sharps.
  • Always think about whether this is safe before you do something.

Landing Locations

begins at 8:00 am and ends around noon.

7th Street (Green Island) Landing, La Crosse

Clinton Street West Landing,
La Crosse

Fred Funk Landing,
Brice Prairie

West Landing,
Goose Island County Park