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26th Annual Arkansas River Clean Up Green Up

May 20, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

posterIn 1992 Colorado Governor Roy Romer declared May 9, 1992 as “Arkansas River Cleanup Day”. This was quite an honor, and we all been staying true to the intent of this Declaration for the past 25 years. On Saturday, May 20, it’s time again to clean up the Arkansas River and surrounding areas before the summer river season begins. Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA) and GARNA are teaming up for the 26th annual Arkansas River Clean Up Green Up.

CO Public Lands DayMay 20 is also the 1st annual Colorado Public Lands Day.

Groups and/or individuals can sign up prior to the date by calling AHRA at 719-539-7289. If you have a favorite place that needs cleaning, please let AHRA know. If you need a suggestion of a locale that needs some TLC, they can provide that info.

Day of registration will take place at 8:30 am at:

  • AHRA Headquarters, 307 W Sackett in Salida
  • Buena Vista downtown public parking, West Main and S Railroad Streets
  • Loma Linda KOA Campground, Hwy 50 in Cotopaxi

Volunteer picnic from 12:00 until 2:30 pm at Riverside Park in Salida.

Be a part of one of the valley’s longest running community events!


May 20, 2017
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Riverside Park
Salida, CO 81201 United States

Many GARNA programs require a liability release form be filled out each calendar year.

Your registration is secured upon receipt of payment. If you prefer not to register online (recommended), you may mail a check, made out to “GARNA” to the address below. Please include a note with the program you are registering for.

PO Box 1522
Salida CO 81201

Cancellation policy:

If we are notified of your need to cancel within 24 hours of program date, your program fee will be refunded except for a $3.00 administrative fee. If minimum enrollment has not been met by program date, programs will be cancelled 2 days prior to the date and we will refund the full amount.