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What is Creek Cleanup?

Creek Cleanup is an annual event held in May!  Hundreds of volunteers throughout Anchorage put on boots and gloves or go out in canoes and kayaks to clean tons of trash from local streams and waterways. This effort improves habitat for fish and other critters and helps humans thrive too!   


Creek CleanupThe effort was organized in 1984 when Mayor Tony Knowles called for a group of citizens to come together and improve 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 business community and individuals. 

If you see large collections of trash and debris in or near a creek 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. All sponsors are featured in a variety of great promotions.  Sponsorship categories for 2019 are:

Creek Champion - $2,500 and above

Creek Steward - $1,000 to $2,499

Creek Guardian -$500-$999

Creek Watcher-Up to $499


                  To our 2019 Creek Cleanup Sponsors--a big THANKS!


Creek Champions


Creek Stewards


     Cathy and Dan Gleason


Creek Guardians


Creek Watchers