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2021 Event Info

Cleanup Date:

Saturday, 9/11/2021

Team Leader & Volunteer Registration:

  • To volunteer, please email cleanup@erwc.org to confirm your usual segment if you are a team leader or to join an existing team.
  • Registration is required, as teams are assigned specific waterway sections. Registration WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY, September 3. We cannot accept new teams or members after this time, so please plan accordingly.

Thank You BBQ:

  • This year’s Thank You BBQ will not be happening, but don’t worry – we do plan to bring these great events back, and anticipate beginning again after the spring highway cleanup in 2022!

The rivers and streams of the Eagle River watershed are coveted around the globe as world-class locations to recreate in everything from whitewater rafting and kayaking to fly fishing and tubing. However all the use the rivers receive takes a toll. To protect our rivers and streams and to give back to an ecosystem that provides so much to us, each fall, we get down and dirty for a day of cleaning along our waterways.

The annual Eagle River Cleanup, presented by Vail Resorts EpicPromise, is a hallmark event of the Watershed Council and one that exhibits the dedication of our mountain community. More than 350 volunteers from local businesses, organizations, families and friends annually show their commitment to conserving our beautiful valley by forming teams to clean up over 68 miles of Eagle County rivers and streams.

Following the event, we announce the winner of the Most Unusual Piece of Trash Award, who will have the honor of keeping Bigmouth Billy Bass, a singing fish trophy, for one year in honor of their unique find!



Thank You, Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Vail Resorts EpicPromise

Cutthroat Trout Sponsor ($5000+*)

Eagle County

Great Blue Heron Sponsors ($2,500*)

Eagle River Water & Sanitation District

Rotary Club of Vail

Upper Eagle Regional Water Authority


River Otter Sponsors ($1000*)

1st Bank

Alpine Engineering

Eagle River Foundation

Edwards Metropolitan District

Encore Electric

Loff Roofing Services

Town of Gypsum

Town of Vail

Vail Board of Realtors



Rainbow Trout Sponsors ($500*)

Alpine Quest Sports

Antlers at Vail

Eagle Ranch Association

Leonard Rice Engineers

Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate

Town of Avon

United Companies

Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa



Dragonfly Sponsors ($250*)

American Rivers
Arrigoni Woods
Collett Enterprises
Town of Eagle


In-Kind Sponsors

Always Mountain Time

Colorado Department of Transportation

Loaded Joe’s – Avon

Lotic Hydrological

Moe’s Original BBQ – Eagle

Vail Daily



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