21st Annual River Run Garbage Grab

(Des Moines / Raccoon River Cleanup)

Friday, August 11, 2023

Starting at 8AM


"Down By The Riverside"

Reconnecting people with the Des Moines River

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2009, 2010 & 2011 Photography provided by Eric J Salmon and John Zeller

This event allows volunteers the opportunity to remove trash from the river or along its adjacent trails--paddlers, rowers, power boaters, walkers, hikers, bicyclers, mountain bikers, birders, etc are all welcome!

Want to participate but don't have a canoe?

Sign up for any of our land based clean ups!

Bring your own water bottles

In an effort to reduce unnecessary waste we are not providing bottled water this year so volunteers will need to bring their own water bottles to their event.

Wells Fargo Metro Waste Authority City of Des Moines Bass Pro Shops Casey's
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