SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — The American River Parkway Foundation said it is holding its largest clean-up event of the year on Saturday, Sept. 17. 

Named the Great American River Clean-up, it will take place between 9 a.m. and noon at 24 different sites. Anyone is welcome to participate. 

However, volunteers under the age of 15 will need to be with an adult at all times, and those over 15 but not yet 18 will need to have a parent or guardian sign them in when they arrive. There are also a few sites that will only allow people aged 18 and over.

It’s recommended volunteers wear sturdy, comfortable shoes that are closed-toe. Wearing long pants, long-sleeved shirts, gloves, sunscreen and bug spray is also advised. 

To sign up, visit and click on the site you would like to volunteer at for the day. Those who want to bring a large group or be a site captain can email

18 and over sites

  • Steelhead Creek
  • Northgate Access
  • C Street Access
  • Cal Expo-Ethan
  • Northrop Access
  • Guy West Bridge
  • Howe Avenue

Of the remaining 17 sites, there are 14 that are still accepting volunteers. 

  • Discovery Park
  • Sutter’s Landing Regional Park
  • Paradise Beach (site currently full)
  • Watt Avenue
  • Larchmont River Access
  • Gristmill
  • William B. Pond Recreation Area (site currently full)
  • River Bend Park
  • Sarah Court
  • Ancil Hoffman Park (site currently full)
  • Rossmoor Bar
  • Sunrise Recreation Areas
  • Sailor Bar
  • Nimbus Fish Hatchery
  • Black Miners Bar (Lake Natoma)
  • On-Water
  • Beach Lake Road Restoration Site (Elk Grove)

The foundation said just over 2,000 people have volunteered in the past to help in the annual event. It’s also held on the same day as California Coastal Cleanup Day.