Since 1993, KWA has been the only statewide organization focused on waterways in Kentucky. Cleaning a waterway not only enhances the aesthetic value of the area but it also mitigates the impacts of trash contaminating the water. Eliminating the waste can lead to cleaner water and reduce threats to wildlife habitat, people, and communities that rely on these water resources for drinking, recreation, and ecosystem services. Conducting cleanups has allowed KWA the opportunity to connect with and communicate our mission with a wide variety of community members across Kentucky. To learn more about our past efforts to restore waterways across Kentucky, check out our 2018 and 2019 impact reports here.

Organize Your Own Cleanup

Cleanup Toolkit

To help plan your own cleanup event check out our Cleanup Toolkit here. This will help you organize your event and allow you to report your cleanup efforts back to KWA.

Already hosted your cleanup event? Report your results to KWA here.

If you’re interested in hosting or organizing a cleanup event, contact us at or 502-589-8008.