Adopt a River
Save the Date!
After speaking with our community partners, we've decided to postpone Adopt A River until the fall. This date is tentative and will be re-evaluated as we get closer given the public health situation surrounding COVID-19.
Adopt a River was started by BWL in 1994 to restore pride in one of our area’s great natural resources. The event encourages businesses, unions, schools and civic groups to adopt sections of the Grand and Red Cedar rivers and to keep their banks and nearby areas clean and free from litter.
Volunteers can enjoy a free lunch and admission to Impression 5 Science Center. Stop by the Environmental Fair for a tree giveaway and to chat with some of our exhibitors, like Potter Park Zoo, Fenner Nature Center and Dart Container. These exhibits focus on local Grand River ecology, local fauna, green energy and community volunteerism.
Since the program began, nearly 500 Adopt a River volunteers each year have cleared thousands of pounds of litter from the rivers and banks. They are a major reason why Lansing resources are being returned to their natural beauty and why the event has been award winning, setting an example for other communities to follow.