Join The Protect Wisconsin Waterways Sweep

September 8th, 2018

Last year (2017) represented Protect Wisconsin Waterway’s first time participating in the Protect Wisconsin Waterways 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.

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

This year we will be involving all RRSG member communities (City of Beloit, Town of Beloit, Janesville, Milton, Fort Atkinson, Whitewater, Jefferson, Beaver Dam, and Waupun) on a single weekend and engaging more of the general public in participating.

*PLEASE NOTE* Sweep events in Janesville & Fort Atkinson are being postponed due to flooding.  Stay tuned & follow us on social media for more information.

We are still hosting clean-ups in other municipalities within the Rock River watershed.  If you want to still participate on Saturday, September 8th to make an impact please see below for information on our events in Whitewater, Milton, Beloit, Waupun, and Beaver Dam.

Learn More (Here)

Mark your calendars for September 8th 2018 and plan on joining us in one or more locations around the Rock River Basin to clean up our waterways.  Keep an eye on our Facebook Events for location/time specific information for each community.

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