Adopt a River
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.
Help us keep our local rivers and adjacent spaces beautiful! As a participant, please:
- Bring your own gloves for clean-up
- Enjoy a complementary water bottle to be filled at the tap
The following COVID-19 safety protocols will be enforced:
- Masks required
- Max group size of 10 people
- No day of registration
- No lunch or environmental fair
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.