***** SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2022 ***** 8AM - UNTIL NOON
Clean, healthy rivers reduce human health risk and improved quality of life. Less trash increase recreational activities along rivers— clean and safe walk and run trails for the community. As recreational activities increases, tourists will be attracted. Thus, affecting both the economy and well-being of the community.
De-Trash the Wabash is a spring and fall volunteer event focused on removing trash and restoring the health of the Mighty Wabash River. This river cleanup is about much more than picking up trash. It’s a day for citizens to demonstrate their desire for clean water and a healthy watershed. It’s an opportunity to learn about our river, and it’s a time to come together with your families, your neighbors, your community, and your friends to accomplish something vital and worthy on behalf of our Wabash River.
Volunteers walk the banks of the river, removing abandoned bikes, old appliances, tires, clothing, traffic cones, and other debris from in and around the river. When possible, volunteers will use canoes to navigate through the water filling their canoe along the way with the debris they find.
De-Trash Day cleans over nine miles of river from Fort Ouiatenon to Davis Ferry Park: Google Map of clean-up zones.
De-Trash Day is sponsored by the Tippecanoe County Partnership for Water Quality (TCPWQ), Wabash River Enhancement Corporation (WREC), Tippecanoe County Solid Waste District, and River Keepers.