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5th Annual Kayak Chicago Clean Sweep

  • Kayak Chicago 1220 W. LeMoyne Ave. Chicago, IL (map)

Join us as we partner with Kayak Chicago to clean the Chicago River. This is a FREE EVENT, just show up and we'll put you to work :)

We’ll provide the boats, bags, and swag so that YOU can ROCK Mother Nature’s Chicago River to good health!

Paddle a boat or stop by to give paddlers a high-five for lending a hand to our treasured waterway. Stay 5 seconds to 5 hours; we hope you will help the Chicago River thrive.


Dress to get wet from the splash of your paddle or a few raindrops.



  • Kayaks (and all required safety equipment)
  • Basic kayak instruction
  • Safety boaters
  • Clean-up equipment (to green-up!)
  • Music, snacks, and H2O (to drink!)
Earlier Event: April 22
Beach Cleanup w/ Sierra Club