Creek Cleanup is an annual event held every May and September! Hundreds of volunteers throughout Anchorage put on boots and gloves or go out in canoes and kayaks to clean tons of trash from local streams and waterways. This effort improves habitat for fish and other critters and helps humans thrive too!
The effort was organized in 1984 when Mayor Tony Knowles called for a group of citizens to come together and improve the health of creeks. The event spawned the Anchorage Waterways Council which still tirelessly protects, restores and enhances the creeks of Anchorage. Anchorage Waterways Council organizes this event each year through generous financial and inkind donations from the business community and individuals.