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      Friends of the Shiawassee River's Annual River Cleanup Event 

July 22-28, 2024

Be a change maker by helping us to keep the waters of the Shiawassee River clean by removing trash and tires.  During this event volunteers register online at the Friends’ website and are able to clean a self-selected section of the river over a one week period of time in groups they organize themselves.

We provide two dumpsters for volunteers to put their trash, if needed, in Owosso and in Chesaning. We will also provide trash bags and 5 gal buckets for volunteers the week prior to the cleanup. Our river cleanup event is focused on trash and tire removal from the river itself, the riverbanks, and the surrounding areas - such as riverside parks and public areas. If you would like to join us, register today! If you are unable to volunteer but would still like to contribute to our mission to Care, Share, and Enjoy the Shiawassee River click here to donate

To reduce waste we have made a few changes this year. We will only give t-shirts to the first 100 volunteers to register. If  you are in need of gloves for the cleanup we have a limited number, donated by: Gloves for Good!

We also partner with the Shiawassee Health Department to provide a Tire Collection, open to the public, in which you can drop off your tires to be recycled at a discounted rate. The Tire Collection will be Saturday, July 27.  All tires pulled from the river will be recycled for free and we will give you information on how to do that after you have registered. 

The 2024 Annual Cleanup is generously supported by the following sponsors: 

The Friends of the Shiawassee River extend our deepest appreciation to our volunteers and sponsors. You are the heart and soul of the Friends. Your hard work has made a difference.

Event Sponsor

In-Kind Sponsors and Partners




                                                                                      Helping Hands Sponsors                                                                           




                            ST. PETER PARISH


Contact Us:

Phone: (989) 723-9062

Mailing Address:

Friends of the Shiawassee River
PO Box 402
Owosso, MI  48867

Office Address:

Friends of the Shiawassee River
538 N Shiawassee Street
Corunna, MI  48817

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