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On-Water South Platte River Cleanup

April 30


Protect Our Rivers is hosting the 15th annual Community South Platte Cleanup on Saturday, April 30th, in celebration of Earth Day. This event has historically rallied 200+ rafters, kayakers, bikers, and hikers who have removed 2 tons of trash from the South Platte River corridor in a single day. This year’s event will take place on-water and on-land, and after the cleanup, participants are invited to a private afterparty at Avanti F&B with food, Odell Brewing craft beer and prizes including a Kokopelli pack raft package.

While there are many cleanup events on the South Platte River each year, this event has historically been one of Denver’s largest cleanups. Down River Equipment and Confluence Kayaks kicked off the 1st Annual South Platte Cleanup 15 years ago. Since then, it has been organized by Down River Equipment, Colorado Whitewater, and High Country River Rafters. Now, it is under the organization of Sarah Nelson with Protect Our Rivers, a nonprofit organization that hosts dozens of river cleanups across Colorado each year.

The 15th Annual South Platte Cleanup will target the 5 mile stretch from Overland Park to Confluence Park, with the goal of removing every piece of litter on site. Participants can join by raft, cataraft, canoe, kayak, pack raft, SUP or any other inflatable craft, and everyone who attends gets a free beer at the after party, a free t-shirt, and is entered to win some killer prizes! To join in on the good and the fun RSVP on protectourrivers.org.

Event Schedule:
9:00 am: Check-in at the put-in (Overland Pond Parking Lot)
10:00 am: Shuttle provided by Confluence Kayaks
11:00 am to 3:00 pm: On-Water Cleanup
4:00 pm: After Party and Raffle

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Protect Our Rivers
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South Platte River
Denver, 80223 United States + Google Map
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