Wabash River Clean Up

De-Trash the Wabash happens every spring and fall. Local groups, university students, and other volunteers work together to remove trash and debris from the banks of the Wabash River. In fall 2018, more than 170 volunteers removed two tons of tires, fencing, plastic, and other pollution from the river. 

Volunteers will meet at Tapawingo Park in West Lafayette before being dispersed to their locations along the Wabash River and Wabash River Heritage Trail. To thank all of the wonderful volunteers, pizza is provided at the end of the event! Join us and invite your friends!

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Please view the safety precautions provided by the Lafayette Police Department

Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Tire for properly disposing of the tires removed from the Wabash River. They have been a partner on this event for 5+ years!

De-Trash the Wabash Fall 2019

Thank you to everyone who participated in De-Trash the Wabash this year. We had another successful day removing litter and large items from the Wabash River including bicycles, shopping carts, a UPS battery, and multiple tires. We hope to see all of our wonderful volunteers again next spring! 

Birds-eye-view of a volunteer in a canoe pulling a bike from the river
Volunteers work together to pick from Shamrock Island
Volunteers check in before beginning the river cleanup
Volunteers work together to remove a bicycle from the Wabash River
Volunteers work together to pick from Shamrock Island
A stack of tires removed from the Wabash River
A bicycle is carried to a dumpster for disposal
Volunteers pick trash from the edge of the Wabash River
Volunteers pose with the trash removed from the Wabash River