Broome County Riverbank Cleanup

How Does it Work?

Do you have a group that would like to help clean our waterways? The EMC will work with your group to select a site and arrange trash collection on the day of the cleanup. We will also provide you with some basic supplies including trash bags and gloves (these are vinyl exam gloves, not heavy-duty work gloves). If you are an individual that would like to participate, please register and we can arrange for you to join one of the other groups.

Here are the steps for your group to join us in cleaning our streams and rivers:

  1. Organize your team
  2. Designate a Stream Captain who will work with EMC staff and coordinate volunteers in your group.
  3. Register your team online.
  4. Work with the EMC 's Riverbank Committee to confirm a cleanup location for your team.
  5. Pick up supplies the week of the cleanup.
  6. Head out and clean on the day of the Riverbank Cleanup!

Any questions can be directed to the EMC at or 607-778-2911.

Riverbank Cleanup Sites

Riverbank Clean Up Site Map. Click on the colored trails to see more information about each site. These are past and potential sites for this year's Clean Up. If your group has a site or area in mind, please let us know and we can work to add it. 

Registration Form

Registrations Are Now Open!

Register Here

When registering, please indicate your top three site preferences. Potential clean-up sites can be viewed by clicking the hyperlink above. Registrations will close on October 14th. 

Data Entry

After the event is over, you should submit your data, as written on your data and summary cards. This helps us to report how we are doing to our local, state and federal partners. We will provide an online data submittal form along with data sheets that you can use while you are cleaning. 

Stream Captain Information 

Stream Captains must review the information below to ensure that you are aware of your responsibilities for the event.

Stream Captain Instructions - Describes all activities that Stream Captains are responsible for.

Liability Release - Required for all participants and kept on site by stream captain during cleanup.

Data Card - Use this card to collect data during the cleanup. Public participation is an important component of our stormwater management program and this data helps us report our progress to our state and federal partners.