Volunteer - Get Involved
Help pick up trash from our streets, Town creeks, the Russian River and our Sonoma Coast beaches – and have fun while you’re at it! Every year the Town of Windsor and Russian River Keeper join forces to host trash clean up events around the Town!
Please check the Town Facebook and Nextdoor to stay updated on upcoming Town-sponsored cleanup events, OR sign up for the Town newsletter.
Every April, the Town of Windsor honors Earth Day by leading groups to pick up trash on Windsor's streets and in the creeks. Volunteer a few hours of your time to improve the water quality and wildlife habitats in Windsor. Special thanks to all who participated at our Earth Day event in previous years! Participants have been known to collect hundreds of gallons of trash in one day. It's also common for participants to find bulky items such as furniture and broken car parts.
Annual Creek Week and Russian River Watershed Cleanup Day
Every year, volunteers gather along the Russian River on beaches, in canoes, and alongside creeks, to pick up trash. In 2018, 242 volunteers removed over 15,500 pounds of trash, and 51 tires from stream banks in the Russian River Watershed. In 2021, the Town pulled over 20 shopping carts out of the creeks and our volunteers did an incredible job removing trash from Windsor's streets and waterways.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Annual Russian River Cleanup in previous years!
Every September, volunteers from Windsor and across Sonoma County gather on beaches along the Sonoma Coast to pick up trash annually. It’s a morning of fun and community service.
1,437,549 volunteers from 1985-2016 have removed 23,054,067 pounds of trash and recyclables from beaches, lakes and waterways!
Organize Your Own Cleanup
See a spot in your neighborhood that needs some attention? Contact the Storm Water Program Manager to coordinate an event. Pick up trash bags, and borrow gloves and pickers.
Check out the photos from previous events here: