Haw River Clean-Up-A-Thon

The Haw River Clean-Up-A-Thon is our annual clean-up event that has been raising watershed-wide awareness about the impacts of our consumption habits and bringing people together at the river and local creeks! Clean-ups are a popular way to take action for the natural spaces we love the most and what an amazing way to show off your love for the river than to start right in your community. The 34th Annual Clean-Up-A-Thon took place on March 16, 2024 this year and we had over 318 volunteers who retrieved 351 bags of trash and 20 tires from streams and creeks in the Haw River Watershed. See photos below!

There are several ways to get involved! You can start your own team, sign-up for one of our trash trap clean-outs, or even sponsor our clean-up teams by donating and helping us cover the supplies cost. Questions? Email events@hawriver.org for more information.

Know where there is trash near the watershed??

Complete our Litter Survey here!

Want to become a sponsor? Check out our sponsorship information below and donate!


2024 Clean-Up-A-Thon Sponsors

AbunDance Healing Arts

Benjamin Vineyards & Winery

Boro Realty

Blue Heeler Properties

Branley Electrical Services, Inc.

Chatham Outfitters

Crosswinds Boating Center

Furniture Lab

Haw River Canoe and Kayak Company

Hobbs Architects

Integral Counseling Services PLLC & Miriam Lieberman

Mellow Marsh Farm

Pittsboro Toys

Rotary Club of Alamance

Rotary Club of Pittsboro

Shakori Hills Community Arts Center

Starrlight Mead

The Farthest Pixel

The Jester Group at Baird

YoPo: The Yogurt Pump of Chapel Hill

Country Farm and Home

The Work in Progress Art & Story Studios

2024 Clean-Up-A-Thon Partners

Chatham County Solid Waste and Recycling

Orange County Maintenance: NCDOT

Information for the 2025 Clean-Up-A-Thon is coming soon!

The 35th Annual Clean-Up-A-Thon will take place on Saturday, March 15th, 2025. We’ll be accepting teams sign ups through March 1st, 2025 as supplies and locations can become limited quickly. Individuals should reach out to events@hawriver.org if they’re looking to join other teams or do a solo clean up.

Check Out Team Totals Since 1991!