The Waterway Cleanup is Broward County's largest and longest-running environmental event. A highlight of Broward County is our network of waterways and we believe it is our responsibility to help keep them clean for all to enjoy for generations to come. The Waterway Cleanup is an annual event that brings volunteers together for one today to celebrate our beautiful environment and remove trash from our community and waterways.
The Broward County Waterway Cleanup is an annual event held on the first Saturday of March. In 2023, the event will take place on Saturday, March 4th from 9am-1pm.
The event is located in Broward County at more then 30 different site locations. Site options include parks, canals, boat ramps, and more. You can see a complete list of available site locations here. Additionally, if you are more comfortable, you can also clean up in your local neighborhood.
The Waterway Cleanup is free to all volunteers! We appreciate all of our dedicated volunteers and the time they give to help our community. The event always has been, and always will be, free for all to participate in.
To volunteer for the event, you must first complete the registration form and sign the waiver. When registering, you will be asked to choose one of our more than 30 site locations to clean up at. Once you have registered, on the day of the event you will arrive at your site location and a site coordinator will provide you additional instructions on cleaning up at that specific location.
Each site location will have two site coordinators to provide volunteers with gloves, hand sanitizer, and trash bags while supplies last. We recommend volunteers bringing the following:
We strongly recommend volunteers wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes for the event. Each volunteer will receive a Waterway Cleanup T-Shirt (sizes available while they last) and we love seeing pictures of our volunteers cleaning up in their shirts each year.
The event is open to all ages! However, kids 14 & younger MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Yes! The Waterway Cleanup is a great opportunity for students to earn community service hours and you can find additional information here about earning service hours.