Saturday, September 23, 2023

Save the date and join our 200+ volunteers on Saturday, September 23 between 8 AM-Noon in Waupun, Beaver Dam, Watertown, Fort Atkinson, Milton, Whitewater, Janesville, and Beloit. Specific location and time details will be shared closer to the event!

In 2017, at the first Protect Wisconsin Waterways Clean-Up, we had three clean-up locations and 30 volunteers helping clean up the Rock River and connected waterways. More recently, our 2022 Clean-Up included nine locations and 201 volunteers across all locations! Please join us in cleaning up the Rock River and other area waterways on September 23, 2023.

From picking up basic trash like aluminum cans and wrappers to more unique items – children’s bikes, plastic toys, shoes, a TV, bike and car tires, and a parks and recreation barrier – volunteers have fun while making a huge splash in the environment and community!

How can we make an even bigger impact in 2023?

With nine clean-up locations again this year, Protect Wisconsin Waterways hopes to engage even more volunteers! Waterway clean-up locations are spread out across the Rock River Stormwater Group member communities, including the City of Beloit, Town of Beloit, Janesville, Milton, Whitewater, Fort Atkinson, Watertown, Beaver Dam, and Waupun.


-Waupun                                    -Milton

-Beaver Dam                            -Janesville

-Watertown                               -Town of Beloit

-Fort Atkinson                          -City of Beloit


View specific location and time details!

Looking to volunteer & clean up our waterways?

Interested in volunteering? For more information or to receive updates on the 2023 event scheduled in your community, fill out the volunteer form on this page or send us an email [email protected].

Remember to register early to receive a free event t-shirt at the Clean-Up! (Must register by August 17th to guarantee a shirt).