Pearl River Clean Sweep 2022 

WHEN:  Saturday, September 17, 2022, 8 AM

WHERE:  Choose from over 20 locations!  

Cleanup teams will be deployed along the Pearl River Watershed from its Headwaters in Nanih Waiya, Mississippi, downriver through the Ross Barnett Reservoir, along the border of Mississippi and Louisiana, all the way to Pearlington on the Gulf Coast.  

WHY:  This event will celebrate drinkable, swimmable, fishable water in 15 counties, 2 parishes, 2 states and over 490 miles of beautiful river!HOW:  View our list of cleanup locations and register for the location of your choice.  This event is open to all ages and will be held rain or shine.  Bring a reusable water bottle (no single-use plastic please), gloves, mask, hand sanitizer and sturdy shoes. Site leaders will distribute cleanup bags.  Please spread the word and share your cleanup photos on social media using #PearlRiverCleanSweep or by tagging Pearl Riverkeeper. 

In the past 5 years, this event has engaged more than 3,400 volunteers and removed over 139,000 pounds of trash from the Pearl River watershed!  Please join us for this epic event celebrating a clean drinkable, swimmable, fishable Pearl River watershed!

Keep Mississippi Beautiful is proud to be part of the two-state coalition supporting this monumental event.

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