Leave No Trace/REI Fall Cleanup Events

In the fall of 2019, Leave No Trace and REI are teaming with local partners to create large-scale cleanup events. Each of the eight featured events will host 100+ volunteers — we’ll work together to remove litter, restore natural qualities and learn essential skills for protecting the environment.

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be on hand at these events, teaching Leave No Trace skills and conducting free raffles for attendees with great outdoor gear provided by REI.

We hope you’ll join us! See below for event details, and come back to this page soon as more information gets added.

No event in your hometown? Check out our guide to hosting your own cleanup.

San Diego, California
Imperial Beach
Nov. 16  from 9 AM to 11 AM

Leave No Trace and REI are teaming with Surfrider Foundation San Diego County for a beach and street cleanup. Look for the blue Surfrider tent where Palm Avenue meets the beach. Click the button below and find the event date on Surfrider’s calendar — you’ll find full event info there. Registration is onsite only. 

Jacksonville, Florida
McCoys Creek
Nov. 17 from 10 AM to 12 PM

Leave No Trace and REI are teaming with St. Johns Riverkeeper for a cleanup event led by the local Rising Tides group. Meet at Powers Park, 3153 Green Street in Jacksonville.

Austin, Texas
Stephenson Nature Preserve
Nov. 23 from 10 AM to 1 PM

Leave No Trace and REI are teaming with the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department to host a cleanup at the Stephenson Nature Preserve (7501 Longview Road). Save the date — more details are coming soon.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wissahickon Valley Park, Bell’s Mill Road
Nov. 23 from 9 AM to 1 PM

Leave No Trace and REI are teaming with Friends of Wissahickon Park to host a cleanup at Bell’s Mill Road. It sees a lot of traffic and unfortunately, a lot of trash. Join us for our fall clean up on this highly traveled road. We will clean each side of the road from Ridge Ave to Forbidden Drive one side at a time. There will be police and road flagger assistance.

San Francisco, California
Jackrabbit Beach and Sunrise Point
Nov. 23 from 10 AM to 2 PM

Leave No Trace and REI are teaming with Literacy for Environmental Justice (with additional support from the Candlestick Eco-Stewards and the San Francisco Parks Alliance) for an event that features a beach cleanup, plant restoration and environmental education sessions. Save the date — more details are coming soon.

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Palmer Park
Nov. 29, 10 AM to 1 PM

Leave No Trace and REI are teaming with the City of Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation Department to host a cleanup at Palmer Park. Use the link below to find additional details and to register.

Phoenix, Arizona
Lower Salt River
Nov. 29 from 8 AM to 12 PM

Leave No Trace and REI are teaming with Arizona-based Natural Restorations for a cleanup and restoration event for the Lower Salt River. Register for the event via the link below.

New York, New York
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Nov. 29 from 10 AM to 2 PM

Leave No Trace and REI are teaming with the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. The National Park Service and its partners Jamaica Bay Rockaway Parks Conservancy and the American Littoral Society look forward to providing a valuable experience for volunteers.

Let’s protect and enjoy our natural world together

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