Stream Cleanups

Join us for Earth Day celebrations on April 14 and 21 and volunteer to help remove trash, litter, and debris from local rivers and streams at our 12th Annual Stream Cleanup.

Over the past decade, these efforts have helped remove more than 93,000 pounds of garbage with the help of 4,600 enthusiastic volunteers.

This year’s cleanups in 12 locations are a great way to get outside, improve the scenic beauty of our region and positively impact our wildlife habitat. Take home a Watershed Stream Cleanup t-shirt as a memento!

A new location will be added this year with a Wargo Pond clean up on the Watershed Reserve for families, and along Wargo Road for adults on April 21.

We appreciate the continued support of our generous sponsors who make our cleanups possible. Bloomberg, American Rivers, and New Jersey Clean Communities have provided volunteers and resources.

Walks in welcome at this rain or shine event.

Please register large groups with

2018 Cleanups

April 14

Franklin: 9:30am – noon
Pine Grove Elementary School
130 Highland Avenue

Lawrence: 9am – 11am
Colonial Lake Park
Lake Drive

Millstone: 9am – noon
Millstone Court Bldg.
215 Millstone Road

Montgomery: 9am – 11am
Mill Pond Soccer Complex
11 Mill Pond Road

Princeton: 1pm – 3pm
Turning Basin Park
Alexander Road

West Windsor: 1pm – 3pm
Port Mercer Canal House
Quakerbridge Road

April 21

Cranbury: 9am – 11am
Village Park
Downtown Cranbury

East Windsor: 9am – 11am
Etra Lake Park
Disbrow Hill Road

Hightstown: 9am – 11am
Peddie Lake Parking Lot
101 N. Main Street

Plainsboro: 9am – 11am
Recreation Department
641 Plainsboro Road

Monroe: 1pm – 3pm
Community Garden
Applegarth Road (south of the firehouse)

Watershed Reserve in Hopewell: 1pm – 3pm
Watershed Reserve Pond House
Wargo Road

Cleanup Stats
To Date

11 years

4,625 volunteers participated

93,208 pounds of garbage removed

9th Annual Stream Cleanups 2015

Check out what we’ve accomplished over the past 11 years!