2018-2021 Archive

Act Now by Hosting a Neighborhood Clean-Up!

Aug 27, 2021 at 11:27am

Stormwater pollution prevention starts with you! Plan a neighborhood clean-up in four easy steps.

Hosting or volunteering in neighborhood clean-up events is a proven way to keep litter out of our waterways. Trash such as plastic water bottles, plastic bags, fast food wrappers and leftover auto fluid bottles litter our neighborhoods and roadsides. If left there, the litter will eventually end up polluting our waterways through storm drains or by seeping into the ground.  

It’s up to us to keep our watershed clean. Follow the steps below to organize a successful clean-up in your neighborhood.  

  1. Assemble your clean-up team.

The first step in organizing an effective neighborhood clean-up is to assemble a team of volunteers. Your friends, family and neighbors are great people to reach out to. You can also plan a clean-up with an organization such as your school, sport’s team or job. Feel free to reach out to us if you’d like some help in coordinating with a partner organization. Make sure to follow the latest COVID-19 guidelines at your clean-up.  


  1. Pick a time and place.

Find a block or street near you where you’d like to host your clean-up. Scout locations ahead of time to choose a place where your clean-up will have a big impact. Afterward, choose a time that you’ll have clean-up volunteers meet. During summer, you may want to host your clean-up in the early morning so that it’s not too hot. 


  1. Request supplies from MRWG. 

MRWG will send your team gloves and trash bags for your clean-up! To request your neighborhood clean-up supplies, please contact us and send us the following information.

- Date and time of the cleanup 

- Clean up location (address, screenshot, etc.)

- Volunteer names and emails 

Volunteers will automatically be enrolled as stormwater troopers!


  1. Send us pictures!

Tag us in your clean-up day photos on Facebook and Instagram. Also use #PollutionFreeMojave and #StormwaterSavvy to share how you’re keeping our watershed clean!

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