What is Creek Cleanup?
Creek Cleanup is an annual event held in May! It’s a day where nearly 1,000 volunteers throughout Anchorage put on boots and gloves to clean the trash from local streams and waterways. This effort improves habitat for fish and other critters and helps humans thrive too!
Each year, volunteers remove several tons of trash. The Anchorage Waterways Council needs folks, families and teams to pitch in and make a difference.
The effort was organized in 1984 when Mayor Tony Knowles called for a group of citizens to organize around improving the health of creeks. The event spawned the Anchorage Waterways Council—which still tirelessly protects, restores and enhances the creeks of Anchorage. Anchorage Waterways Council organizes this event each year through generous financial and inkind donations from the Municipality, the business community, and individuals.
If you see large collections of trash and debris in or near a creek or wetland please call us at 27-CREEK.
Creek Cleanup Sponsors
Anchorage Waterways Council’s Creek Cleanup depends on the generous support of business and community sponsors to help the event occur. There are a variety of opportunities for both cash contributions and donations of goods and services. This year we are partnering with the Anchorage Parks Foundation.
All sponsors are featured with lots of great promotion and a chance to reach nearly 1,000 active community members who care about Anchorage’s environment.
To our 2013 Creek Cleanup Partner and Sponsors--a big THANKS!
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