River Clean Ups

River Clean-Ups

The Eaton Conservation District is involved in 3 River clean-ups annually.

Eaton Rapids

Volunteer activities will include trash pick-up, debris removal, and clean-up from the shoreline and from canoes/kayaks.

Charlotte Area

The Annual River Conservation Day is held the first Sat in October at Bennett Park in Charlotte. Activities include trash pick-up, storm drain stenciling, woody debris removal from river, tree and shrub planting and MORE! Some volunteers will work at other sites near Charlotte that need it. This years event will be October 6th, 2012 from 9am to 2pm.

Thornapple River


 Eaton CD has been partnering on this clean-up for since 2006. The Thornapple Watershed Council organizes a River Clean up for the Thornapple River in September. This river clean-up stretches from Vermontville to Kent county. Volunteers are needed for canoe river clean-up and bankside clean-up. This years event will be September 15th, 2012. email to sign-up


Get Involved!

If you are interested in volunteering for either event, please call the district at (517) 543-5848 X 5. These events are great events for scouts, familys, couples, individuals, etc!

“I enjoyed participating in the Thornapple river clean-up. Making time to care for our waterways is a great way to connect with your community.” - Matt G volunteer









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