River Sweep 2024

Shoreline Cleanup

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Registration is at 8:30. Clean-up from 9:00 to 12:00 (rain or shine!)



Please complete the pre-registration form for each volunteer participating. Also, all volunteers must complete a waiver form. Use buttons below.



Register by Tuesday, April 16, 2024.

For questions, please email us at info@upperbaytrails.com

Clean Up locations
Harford County
  • Havre de Grace - Tydings Park
  • Havre de Grace - Susquehanna State Park
  • Havre de Grace - Swan Harbor Farm
Cecil County
  • Port Deposit - Marina Park
  • Conowingo - Community Park at Octoraro Creek
  • Conowingo - Conowingo Creek Boat Launch
  • Perryville - Community Park
  • Perryville - Boat Launch/Garrett Island
  • Perryville - Rodgers Tavern Museum
  • Charlestown - Foot Log Park
  • Charlestown - Playground at Cool Springs Road

Volunteer Spotlight

Penn State Alumni
Penn State Alumni Association – Upper Chesapeake Chapter
  • Number of Cleanup Hours: 4
  • Total Number of Volunteers: 11 PSU alumni/friends/family
  • Total Debris Estimate: Cleared overgrown brush from roughly 400 ft of shoreline.
  • How many years has the Alumni Association been cleaning up the Havre de Grace Lock House: 25 years
  • Why did you choose to partner with the Lock House: The tradition was begun by PSU alumni Dale & Sally Woomert as a part of the Penn State Alumni Association (PSAA) Community Service Day as the focal project for the then Baltimore Chapter. The tradition continued throughout the years even as the local PSAA Chapter changed to the Northeastern Maryland (NEMAR) Chapter, followed by us, the Upper Chesapeake Chapter.
  • Cleanup challenges: Clearing the brush from along the bank of the river is always the toughest part of the cleanup process.
  • Anything else you’d like to share: Excited to support the Lock House by continuing this tradition for years to come! WE ARE... PENN STATE!

Havre de Grace Green
Rural Maryland Council
Keep Maryland Beautiful
Rural Maryland Council
Perryville Green
Charlestown Green
Chesapeake Bay Trust
Maryland Environmental Trust
Port Deposit
Havre de Grace
Cecil County
Harford County
Maryland Dept of Agriculture