Kentucky River Clean Sweep

2023 Kentucky River Clean Sweep! 
Saturday, June 17 starting at 8:30 a.m. 
Please arrive by 10 a.m. to be sure you have time to go out on the river

Next to 9079 Old Richmond Road, under the overpass 

Volunteers are invited to help clean up litter and trash from the 12 miles of the Kentucky River that touch Fayette County. It's a great opportunity to see the river up close and start the summer off with a clean environment. 

The event is sponsored by the City of Lexington and the Kentucky River Authority.

Register for the River Sweep 

Info for volunteers

  • Trash bags and gloves will be provided. 
  • Participants should wear clothing that can get wet and close-toed shoes.
  • Volunteers who own life vests are encouraged to bring them. A limited number will be available for participants to borrow.
  • The River Sweep is a rain or shine event, so dress for the weather. Bug spray and sunscreen are recommended. 
  • Volunteers will get lunch, a River Sweep t-shirt and a giveaway for participating. 
  • All volunteers must sign a waiver. Volunteers under 18 years of age must have a waiver signed by their parent or guardian. Waivers will be provided at the registration tent on the day of the River Sweep.