***** LWRCP *****

est. 2006


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A grassroots effort bringing together volunteers and sponsors to clean the Lower Wapsipinicon River and backwaters in an effort to make the public aware of this precious natural resource.

LWRCP 2021 August 20-22, 2021

09:26 08/12/2021: Aug 20th 6pm - Meet at Walnut Grove County Park basecamp near Toronto, Iowa, see "Directions" link above. Free tent camping in designated area near the boat ramp. Electric sites available independently and your responsibility. Aug 21st and 22nd are flexible dependent on water levels. However, tentatively Saturday will be anywhere from 8-15 miles and Sunday will be 4 miles.

09:31 07/30/2021: LWRCP 2021 is scheduled for 08/20-22/2021. Arrive Friday 08/20/2021, set-up free tent camping, get settled for campfire and music, or arrive first thing Saturday or Sunday for just the clean-up. Base camp Walnut Grove Park, Toronto, IA.

Also, look for us on Facebook: "Lower Wapsi River Cleanup Project" or by clicking below:

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Email the Event Coordinator with any questions you may by clicking here: coordinator-at-LWRCP.org


Map of sections of Wapsi and sloughs cleaned up since 2006, 2012 restarted the process.

Ways to let people know about the event:
Downloadable/Printable flyers

Click here for volunteer opportunities on land.

Would you like to sponsor us? Click here to learn how!


Click below for info about previous events' recaps, totals, & pictures!

2019-- McCausland Access to Rock Creek Marina
?? tons of trash removed

2018-- McCausland Access to Rock Creek Marina
?? tons of trash removed

2017-- Allen's Grove to McCausland Access
?? tons of trash removed

2016--Walnut Grove Access to Allen's Grove
2.27 tons of trash removed

2015--Olin to Wheatland
1.39 tons of trash removed

2014--McCausland Landing to Mississippi River
2.47 tons of trash removed

2013--Sherman Park to McCausland Landing
2.175 tons of trash removed

2012--Walnut Grove Access to Allen's Grove
3.17 tons of trash removed

2011--Jungletown Access to Walnut Grove Access
2.47 tons of trash removed

2010--Anamosa Access to Jungletown Access
4.7 tons of trash removed

2009--McCausland Landing to Mississippi River & Backwaters
3.3 tons of trash removed

2008--Allen's Grove Park to McCausland Landing
8 tons of trash removed

2007--Wapsi backwaters/Rock Creek Marina
4 tons of trash removed

2006--Walnut Grove (Toronto) to Allen's Grove
5.8 tons of trash removed

Contact info:
Melisa Jacobsen, Coordinator, coordinator-at-LWRCP.org

Questions or comments regarding the website? Please email admin-at-LWRCP.org.