Pearl River Clean Sweep 2019

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: > 30 land and water-based locations on the Pearl, Strong, and Bogue Chitto Rivers!

Coordinating Agency: Pearl Riverkeeper

Contact Name: Abby Braman

Contact Email:


Registration is open for the 2019 Pearl River Clean Sweep!

Cleanup teams will be deployed at over 30 locations along the Pearl River watershed, from its headwaters in Nanih Waiya, MS, downriver through the Ross Barnett Reservoir, along the border of Mississippi and Louisiana, all the way to Pearlington on the Gulf Coast. The Sweep also includes locations on the Strong and Bogue Chitto River tributaries. This event will celebrate drinkable, swimmable, fishable water in 15 counties, 2 parishes, 2 states and over 490 miles of beautiful river!

In 2017 and 2018, this event engaged more than 1,700 volunteers and removed over 60,000 pounds of trash from our watershed! The Clean Sweep was an American River's 2017 Cleanup Champion Award Winner for "Most River Miles Cleaned". Huge thank you to all who participated last year!  

Please join us for our 3rd annual event scheduled for Sept 21, 2019. All event information can be found here: