Stream Cleanup

Volunteers are needed to help pick up litter during stream cleanup events throughout the year. Individuals and groups are welcome to sign-up for these events.

Time commitment:

Stream cleanup events typically last 2 to 3 hours, depending on the size of the area and how many volunteers are participating.


The Stream Cleanup Coordinator can provide volunteers with trash bags, reflective vests, gloves, hand sanitizer, and grabbers. Water quality testing kits are also available for those interested in water quality monitoring. Each kit includes tests for temperature, turbidity, pH, and dissolved oxygen.


Several stream cleanup events are hosted by the Cleaner Streams Program every year including:

  • Earth Day (April)
  • Oak Lake Cleanup (July)
  • International Coastal Cleanup via KLLCB (September)

Interested in organizing your own stream cleanup event?

Register Your Event

Or contact the Stream Cleanup Coordinator:

Erin Kubicek
City of Lincoln, Transportation and Utilities
Watershed Management Division
949 West Bond Street, Suite 200
Lincoln, NE 68521