Photo courtesy of Chesapeake Bay Program

Project Clean Stream

Keeping our Parks and Streams Clean

Project Clean Stream, started in 2002, in partnership with local conservation groups, businesses and communities, is a Chesapeake seasonal clean up where local volunteers pick up trash from parks and streams and raise awareness about the importance of individual environmental stewardship.

Project Clean Stream will kick off Friday, April 12!

Every year, tens of thousands of volunteers come together to pick up trash from local streams, creeks, rivers, parks, and neighborhoods as part of the Alliance’s Project Clean Stream! The Alliance works with Site Captains to coordinate local clean-up events and provide supplies such as trash bags and gloves. Anyone can become a site captain and organize a cleanup, as long as the cleanup is located in the Chesapeake Bay watershed!

With this project, the Alliance offers hands-on opportunities through our partnership with residents, local businesses, environmental organizations, local governments, community groups, houses of worship, schools, and universities, to take action to restore clean waters to local streams, creeks, and rivers. Volunteers have the opportunity to pick up trash in their communities, discover how their everyday decisions affect the overall health of their local waterways, and ultimately foster a healthier and more sustainable relationship with the Chesapeake.

For events outside Lancaster county – check out Keep PA Beautiful. For additional volunteer opportunities in D.C. – check out Alice Ferguson Foundation.


Find a Cleanup



Project Clean Stream Introduction Video


Site Captain Training Video


How to Register a PCS Event


How to Register as a PCS Volunteer

Thanks to our 2023 Project Clean Stream Partners & Sponsors

Make a Difference

In 2019, Project Clean Stream brought in approximately 2.5 MILLION lbs of trash with more than 50,000 volunteers across thousands of cleanup sites! Join Project Clean Stream and help restore your local community.

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Photo courtesy of Chesapeake Bay Program