Spokane River Cleanup Sept 15th

Sean Visintainer - 08/30/18

Spokane River

A little goes a long ways.

The annual Spokane River Cleanup is fast approaching. This massive cleanup effort is brought to you by the Spokane River Forum and hosted by the Lands Council and hundreds of volunteers like you! Literally hundreds. But more is always needed. Wayne and I have participated in this event and I'm always disappointed by the lack of fly anglers that participate. It's pretty sad actually. Like pathetic sad. Usually just a few folks from Spokane Falls TU and that's it, maybe a few customers.

So why is one of the largest river user groups not participating? I'm not sure why. Is it time? Ehhh, I'm busy and still have found time for a couple hours on that Saturday to do my part. Is it money? Nope, it's free that's not an excuse. Location? Nope, if you live in Spokane you are about 15 mins from the river so that's not a good excuse either. If you use the Spokane River in any way, shape, or form it's worth giving back for a couple hours and picking up some trash. Trust me, you will feel good about it afterwards.

Register Here

This September, The Lands Council is hosting the 15th Annual Spokane River Clean-Up on September 15th at 9:00 am. We will cover locations in Spokane Valley, the University District, the Downtown River Gorge area, and Riverside State Park.

Each year, hundreds of volunteers donate their time by picking up garbage and recyclable materials from our public lands along the Spokane River. Last year, over 600 volunteers removed over 4 tons of debrisfrom Riverside State Park to High Bridge Park to the University District to Spokane Valley.

VOLUNTEER. Whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced picker-upper, you’re invited to join the fun! This event is a great way to give back to the community while beautifying our region’s most precious resource: the Spokane River.

You can register as a group or as an independent volunteer. If you register as a group, we’ll make sure you all work in the same clean-up area along with your other volunteers. If you register as an independent volunteer, we will give you an area where you can work along with other volunteers.

RECRUIT. Invite your friends, classmates, co-workers, or your favorite club. Volunteers and groups from high schools, churches, and service clubs can volunteer!

TEAM LEADERS. If you have at least 10 volunteers in your group, one of you will attend our team leader training – stay tuned for more details.

Questions? Contact Lindsay at (509) 209-2851 or

Facebook Page: Spokane River Clean-Up

  • Date - Saturday - September 15, 2018
  • Where - 4 Locations ... Spokane Valley, the University District, the Downtown River Gorge area, and Riverside State Park
  • When - 9:00 am / 10:00-11:00
  • Cost - Free