The 2018 River Clean Up is over. But stay involved and find other ways you can make a difference. One way is The Soak It Up! Project Award.

The Soak It Up! Project Award

What to expect as a River Clean Up volunteer:


We focus on the Mississippi River and its boundary waters. We pull debris out of the water as far North as Brice Prairie, and as far South as Goose Island, covering all of La Crosse County.

River Clean Up: From 8am-12pm, check in at one of the following locations: 7th Street Landing, Goose Island South Landing, Clinton Street Landing or Fred Funk Landing located on Brice Prairie. Volunteers will be provided trash bags and gloves, then sent out on the water or along the shorelines. Any trash collected can be brought back to one of the landings and placed in appropriate dumpsters. A member of the River Clean Up will be at each landing to check volunteers in, answer any questions and help with trash disposal. When checking in at one of the landings, you will be provided a ticket. DO NOT LOSE THIS TICKET! This ticket will get you a shirt, food and door prize entry during the evening celebration.

Expect to get dirty. Wear proper clothing and use precaution on and around the water. If you are bringing a boat, please inspect it prior to the River Clean Up. Anyone in a boat must wear a Personal Floatation Device (PFD). The water can be dangerous. Be smart, take precautions and stay safe. The La Crosse County Dive & Rescue Team will be on hand at the 7th Street landing to provide assistance as needed.

All volunteers are invited to an evening celebration for food, refreshments and live music! Each River Clean Up Volunteer will be provided a free meal, a t-shirt, and have the opportunity to win great door prizes from local businesses! Families and non volunteers are welcome.