Riversweep 2022 is cancelled due to the rain expected from Hurricane Ian. Learn how you can still participate in a cleanup this fall.
Be a Riverkeeper
October 1, 2022
What is Riversweep?
For decades, citizens around the Catawba River Basin have been cleaning up their river, lakes, creeks, and streams to make sure their waterways look beautiful, are safe for swimming and fishing, and are free of pollution.
The Catawba Riversweep is one day a year when citizens from all over the Catawba-Wateree River Basin come together to clean up on the same day. October 1, 2022 will be a day when thousands of neighbors come together at dozens of sites from Lake James to Lake Wateree and everywhere in between. It will be a day of hard work, fun, fellowship, and action!
For the past 17 years, in partnership with the Lake Wylie Marine Commission, the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation has been holding an annual Lake Wylie Riversweep. The dedicated volunteer leaders of this event have generously shared their knowledge with many other community groups across the basin who wanted to start their own Riversweeps!
Beginning in 2020, all of these local organizing groups began coming together to show their communities the impact that collaboration and cooperation can have on the health and cleanliness of our River. Once again in 2021, at dozens of sites across 26 counties in North and South Carolina, thousands of volunteers will take 3 hours out of their busy lives to make a positive impact on their community, their environment, and their drinking water.
With just 3 short hours of your time, you too can say “I AM A RIVERKEEPER!” You can register as an individual, a business, a school, a church, a neighborhood, or a group of friends today and be a part of the largest river cleanup in the Southeast.
- Hickory – Lake Hickory Marina & Boat Rental
- Hickory – Highland Recreation Center
- Taylorsville – Lake Hickory Scuba & Marina
- Conover – Big O’s Landing
- Troutman – Lake Norman State Park
- Mooresville – Pinnacle Access
- Denver – Beatty’s Ford Park
- Cornelius – Ramsey Creek Park
- Lake Norman Yacht Club – Private Group
Mountain Island Lake
- Gastonia – Catawba Creek at Lineberger Park
- Lowell – Riverview
- McAdenville – Greenway & Blueway Launch
- Cramerton – Goat Island Park
- Belmont – Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park
- Belmont – Catfish Cove
- Briar Creek at Eastover Park
- Briar Creek at Merry Oaks Neighborhood
- Little Sugar Creek at Alexander Street Park
- Little Sugar Creek at Freedom Park
- Irwin Creek at Revolution Park
- Mt. Holly – Tailrace Marina
- Belmont – Riverside Marina
- Belmont – Gaston Wildlife Club
- Belmont – Anchored Soul
- Belmont – Morningstar Marinas
- Charlotte – McDowell Nature Preserve
- Charlotte – Paw Creek at The Vineyards
- Lake Wylie – Buster Boyd Boat Ramp
- Lake Wylie – River Hills Marina
- Tega Cay – Tega Cay Marina
- Tega Cay – Nivens Creek Landing
- Rock Hill – Ebenezer Park
- Fort Mill – Lake Wylie Dam
Catawba River Below Lake Wylie
- Fort Mill – Anne Springs Close Greenway Dairy Barn
- Fort Mill – Anne Springs Close Greenway Stables
- Fort Mill – Anne Springs Close Greenway Railroad Trestle
- Fort Mill – Steel Creek – Elks Club – Private Group
- Fort Mill – Steele Creek Tributary at Bozeman Court
- Rock Hill – Riverwalk Access
- Lancaster – Lindsay Pettus Greenway
- Great Falls – Fishing Creek Access Area
- Great Falls – Fishing Creek Hydro
- Great Falls – Debutary Creek Access Area
- Great Falls – Rocky Creek Trail Trailhead
- Heath Springs – Stumpy Pond Access Area
Do you want to join over a thousand volunteers to help clean up the Catawba River, her lakes, creeks, and streams on October 1, 2022? Sign up on our volunteer page.
It takes support of all kinds to clean up the Catawba River Basin. If you or your organization would like to support Riversweep with cash, services, or goods, visit our donate page.
We’ve been doing cleanups for decades and we’ve answered a lot of questions over the years. Visit our FAQ page to get the most common questions answered and to find links about getting the rest of them answered.
Participating in Riversweep made me feel like I was a part of something bigger than me.– Riversweep Volunteer
Can we count on you?
Help clean up Lake James, Lake Rhodiss, Lake Hickory, Lake Norman, Mountain Island Lake, Lake Wylie, The Catawba River, Charlotte Creeks, Fishing Creek Reservoir, Great Falls, Stumpy Pond, Lake Wateree. You can help the environment and have fun with your friends and neighbors!