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Iowa River Cleanup

The 2017 Iowa River Cleanup  challenges volunteers  to remove trash from the river sandbars and bed along a 9.5 mile stretch from Iowa City to Hills, either by canoe or walking.

We also need people to help us sort and recycle the trash on land. There's a job for everyone who wants to get dirty and help the environment. Those interested in walking should meet at noon on Sept. 16 at Hills Access, a park located next to the river, about a half mile east of Hills on 520th Street. 

All volunteers must sign-up in advance online at A limited number of canoes are available when you register. If you have your own canoe, join the launch at 7:30 a.m. 

This event is a National Rivers Clean-up Sanctioned Event and is being organized by the City of Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty, as well as the Iowa Flood Center and the Johnson County Conservation Board.


Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 7:00am to 3:30pm

Sturgis Ferry Park Sturgis Ferry Park S Riverside Dr, Iowa City, IA 52246

Event Type

Community Event




Facilities Management, Office of Sustainability, College of Engineering, IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering

General Interest

After Class, Sustainability at Iowa


Contact Name

Carol Sweeting

Contact Email

Contact Phone Number



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