Proud group of people gathered around a large pile of debris they removed from the river bank.

In the past, we have joined forces with the following organizations and other local environmentally minded organizations and individuals to host clean up days on the Merrimack River that we all enjoy! 

For the summer of 2024, we are offering two river cleanup days for you to join us. Paddling instruction is provided and we'll have a great time paddling on the water and cleaning up the river. You will learn about the history of caring for our water in Lowell and in the country and we'll do our part to help the Merrimack now.

Max size 7 people, but we can consider raising group size to 14 - email us at: if you have more people to join.

Cost: Just $10 per person! Thanks for helping clean up the river!

River Clean Up Dates and TimesRegistration Link
Sunday, June 30, 2024, 3-6 p.m.June 30 Registration
Sunday, July 21, 2024, 3-6 p.m.July 21 Registration

No matter what trip you join, you can always work with us to help clean up the river all summer long. Anytime you paddle with us you can ask for some grabbers and a mesh or regular trash bag to pick up any (safe to handle) marine debris you find floating or on the shore. When you get back to the boathouse our staff can help you haul your trash out and dispose of it properly.

We can offer a custom river cleanup program for groups. Email: to inquire and schedule a custom group time.

If this is a topic you are passionate about, here are some additional resources: