Kentucky River Clean Sweep

The 2021 Kentucky River Clean Sweep is canceled, but we encourage everyone to join the Lexington Creek Sweep in August to help keep our local creeks clean and healthy. 


River Sweep information for 2022

WHO: Volunteers are needed to collect trash from the 12 miles of the Kentucky River that border Fayette County. Volunteers should gather at the Clays Ferry Boat Dock off KY 25 under the I-75 overpass starting at 8:30 a.m. If you are using GPS to locate the River Sweep, use the address 9079 Old Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40515. There will be signs to direct you to the parking area.

NEED TO KNOW: Trash bags, gloves and lunch will be provided. Participants should wear clothing that can get wet and boots or close-toed shoes. The River Sweep is a rain or shine event, so dress for the weather. Volunteers who own life vests are encouraged to bring them. A limited number will be available for participants to borrow.

Volunteers under 18 years of age must have a liability release waiver signed by their parent or guardian. Waivers will be provided at the registration tent on the day of the River Sweep or can be downloaded from the registration website and brought to the event.

SPONSORS: The event is sponsored by the city of Lexington and the Kentucky River Authority.