River CleanUp & Conservation
Krazy for the Kazoo is the name of our annual effort to cleanup streams and rivers in the Kalamazoo River Watershed where illegal dumping and litter are big problems. The cleanups take place throughout the year and are hosted by many different partners. We encourage community volunteers to pick a date and location that works best for you. Our list of cleanup events is always growing, so check back soon for update event schedules.
This watershed-wide event has been occurring for more than 20 years! The event has spread to many locations including Marshall, Battle Creek, Charlotte, Otsego, Kalamazoo, Albion, and others. Powered entirely by volunteers, each year we clean up many miles of the river, take care of places with illegal dumping problems, plant new trees, remove problematic invasive plants, and much more.
How do I get involved?
We missed a year because of the pandemic but Krazy for the Kazoo is back in 2021! Here is the 2021 schedule of Krazy Events!
Here are two additional ways that you can participate in Clean Up efforts. Participate in our new semi-virtual event called Konnect with the Kazoo and/or check out another new program called Trash Free Waters. Both of these events encourage people to do river clean up activities on their own and share their efforts with us via social media and e-mail. It’s a safe and easy way to continue to make a difference on your own schedule!
Saturday, October 2 – Battle Creek Krazy for the Kazoo
Hosted by the Battle Creek Clean Water Partners
Saturday, October 9 – Marshall Krazy for the Kazoo
A family friendly event where we will do clean up along the Marshall Riverwalk and in local parks and river access point, tree planting/maintenance & invasive species removal.
Hosted by the Marshall Area Conservation Committee & the City of Marshall
8:30 Check In Registration and Refreshments
9:00-12:00 Clean Up and Conservation Activities
Additional Locations – dates and times will be posted soon
City of Kalamazoo
City of Albion
City of Charlotte