18th Annual Spokane River Cleanup

Sean Visintainer - 09/15/21

Spokane River upstream of T.J. Meenach Bridge.

A cleaner, better Spokane River

It's that time of the year for the big annual Spokane River Cleanup brought to you by the Lands Council. 2021 marks the 18th annual event that typically hosts 600+ along the banks of our hometown river collecting garbage and litter.

With current COVID situations the event is designed to be DIY.

Here is some info from the Lands Council website:

Unlike previous years, this is a self-guided event. We are not having a large scale event/gathering and we will not formally go over the nitty gritty on Saturday morning. We will also not be distributing trash bags on site - if you did not pick up trash bags, please use your own.

You are welcome to clean-up at any time from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. Please note – trash must be at the cones by 2:00 pm. That is when the City will begin collecting trash. Anything placed after 2:00 pm will not be collected.

Trash will only be collected from our designated locations, marked by a cone. If you leave garbage bags at other locations, it will not be collected -- and will likely end back up in the river. Most locations have parking nearby, so you will be able to park next to your designated location. See the map below (also attached). You can find specific coordinates here:

Please head to their page to sign up if you are interested in attending!