The Monthly Waterway Cleanup Program

Stay tuned for program results:

Over 500 volunteers participated in the 2017 Monthly Waterway Cleanups. Numbers are still being compiled to determine the impact.

Our cleanup program is complete for the year. We will start up again in the Spring. Be sure to signup to get our eNewsletter to remain informed about 2018 cleanups.

Weren’t able to attend?

Consider donating towards our Cleanup Programs. Write “for cleanups” in the comment section of the PayPal form

Cleanup Site Feedback Opportunity:

Do you have ideas for other locations that need a cleanup?

To contact us about a site that would benefit from a cleanup effort, please follow this link


If you have any questions, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions page first.

If you still need assistance, please contact Wendy Paterson, at or call 716-852-7483 ext. 26.

2017 Spring Shoreline Sweep

Each spring, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper coordinates our Spring Shoreline Sweep, the largest single-day shoreline cleanup in Western New York. Targeting shoreline sites, thousands of volunteers come out to engage in direct citizen action that makes our community a better place and reconnects the public with our region’s most valued asset — our water.   

Last April, over 2,000 volunteers signed up to help clean up shorelines in Niagara and Erie counties and collected over 16 tons of litter.

Monthly Waterway Cleanup program partners include: