Join The Rock River Clean Sweep

September 8-9th, 2018

Last year (2017) represented Protect Wisconsin Waterway’s first time participating in the Rock River Clean Sweep initiative across three Rock River Stormwater Group member communities. A team of over 30 volunteers helped clean up trash from the Rock River, its tributaries, and other nearby areas in Beloit, Janesville, and Waupun. Volunteers included UW-Whitewater students, community members, and municipal workers. From basic trash like plastic bottles to the more exotic – rubber tires, a boot, TV, and parks and recreation barrier – the volunteers had a lot of fun while cleaning up area waterways. Read more about our 2017 Rock River Clean Sweep event.

So how do we plan to make more of an impact in 2018?

Our goal is to involve all eight RRSG member communities (Beloit, Janesville, Milton, Fort Atkinson, Whitewater, Jefferson, Beaver Dam, and Waupun) on a single weekend and engage more of the general public in participating.

When is it?

Next year’s event will be held the first full weekend in September following Labor Day. Mark your calendars for September 8th and 9th 2018 and plan on joining us in one or more locations around the Rock River Basin to clean up our waterways.

Looking to Volunteer & Clean Sweep the Rock River?

Interested in volunteering? For more information or to receive updates on the 2018 event schedule in your community, fill out the volunteer form on this page or send us an email