Pearl Riverkeeper invites you to participate in the Pearl River Clean Sweep on Sept. 17. 2022.
The "Clean Sweep" begins at 8 a.m. Cleanup teams will be deployed along the Pearl River Watershed from its Headwaters in Nanih Waiya, Mississippi, downriver through the Ross Barnett Reservoir, along the border of Mississippi and Louisiana, all the way to Pearlington on the Gulf Coast. Since 2017, this event has engaged more than 3,400 volunteers and removed over 139,000 pounds of trash from the Pearl River watershed!
View the list of cleanup locations here: https://www.pearlriverkeeper.com/2022-cleanup-locations.html
Register for the location of your choice, here: https://www.pearlriverkeeper.com/2022-register.html
This event is open to all ages and will be held rain or shine. Participants should bring a reusable water bottle (no single-use plastic), gloves, masks, hand sanitizer and sturdy shoes. Site leaders will distribute cleanup bags. Volunteers are asked to share cleanup photos on social media using #PearlRiverCleanSweep or by tagging Pearl Riverkeeper.
The Pearl River Clean Sweep celebrates drinkable, swimmable, fishable water, and is held in conjunction with Pearl Riverkeeper, which is coordinating clean sweeps at over 30 locations along the Pearl River--15 counties, two parishes, two states and over 490 miles of river.
For more information and photos from previous events, visit http://www.pearlriverkeeper.com.
Pearl Riverkeeper's mission is to protect, defend and restore the Pearl River watershed. Pearl Riverkeeper is a citizen-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to advocating for improved water quality, educating the public and promoting recreational opportunities in the Pearl River watershed.