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Volunteer for four hours on Earth Day weekend to make a long-lasting difference in your community!


Thank you for your interest in joining us on April 20, 2024 for the 28th Annual Watershed Cleanup Day!

This year's event will take place on April 20, 2024  from 8 am - noon. Register by April 12 to participate. Please contact us with any questions via email or phone at: / 814-237-0400.

Since 1997, volunteers have prevented more than 6 million pounds of trash from entering our local waterways! Thank you for keeping Central Pennsylvania clean and beautiful!

Thank you, sponsors!

Watershed Sponsors


Tributary Sponsors

The David B. Garver Fund


The Torron Group

Watershed Cleanup Day Supporters

Trombley Real Estate

The Sierra Club Moshannon Group 

Signups are closed for this year

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Sign up to volunteer!

Whether you're an individual or a group, a first-time participant or a long-time volunteer, use this form to sign up for Watershed Cleanup Day 2024. Thank you for your commitment to keeping our lands and waterways clean!

The deadline to sign up is Friday, April 12.

Download this year's flyer

What to expect as a volunteer for
Watershed Cleanup Day

Learn more about volunteering for Watershed Cleanup Day and the importance of cleaning up litter and debris from streams, stream banks, and open spaces throughout Centre County!

Special Thanks to the MS4 Partners:

State College Borough, College Township, Ferguson Township, Harris Township, Patton Township, Spring Township and Penn State University

What is an MS4?
The acronym MS4 is short for a “Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System.”  From a practical perspective, it implies that a municipality, or municipal like entity, has a stormwater permit and is required by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PaDEP) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) to develop and implement a stormwater management program to reduce the contamination of stormwater runoff and prohibit illicit discharges. 

Watershed Cleanup Day Safety Tips:​
  • Roadside litter can be dangerous; do not open coolers, jugs, bottles and other sealed containers.

  • Wear gloves, appropriate clothing, and safety gear.

  • Report any suspicious or dangerous items to police immediately.

  • Make sure children are not left unattended near highways or water.

  • Check up on your knowledge of items that may be dangerous here

  • Warmer temperatures this time of year also mean more ticks in PA. The PA Department of Health offers information about Lyme Disease and tick prevention/removal.

Recommended Attire:
  • Long pants

  • Long sleeves

  • Sturdy footwear

  • Water bottle

You may also want to bring a...
  • Hat

  • Rain jacket

  • Sunscreen

  • Insect repellant

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Change of clothes 

  • If it looks like it could hurt, don’t pick it up.

  • If it looks heavy, leave it be. 

  • Don't pick up anything that is sharp or looks suspicious or dangerous.

  • If you’re on or near a road, wear an orange vest or brightly colored clothing.

  • Keep an eye on each other and especially on children.

  • Most importantly, have fun!

Take photos!

Please snap some pictures of you and your cleanup crew during the event and tag photos with #WCD2024 to be in the running for some fun prizes. Show us what makes this day fun for you, or the wackiest piece of litter you find. We’ll be picking three winners as our way of saying thanks. 

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