Participate in a River Clean Up

Volunteers Needed for the Great American Cleanup

Fort Wayne, Ind. - Volunteers are needed for this year's Great American Cleanup. See our calendar for dates.

For more information, people can call the Mayor’s Public Information office at 427-1120. The online registration form is available at  

Volunteers of all ages will focus on cleaning up litter and debris from the City’s parks, roadways, trails and riverbanks. The City will provide groups with garbage bags, gloves and t-shirts.

A post-cleanup party with food, music and raffle prizes for volunteers will be 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 16 at Headwaters Park.

In 2008, more than 3,600 people participated in Fort Wayne’s Great American Cleanup. Volunteers picked up more than 87,000 pounds of litter and debris. They cleaned 42 miles of roadways, 1,300 acres of parks, 15 miles of trails and 19 miles of riverbanks.