Krazy for the Kazoo

What is it?

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 hope community volunteers will pick a date and location that work for you.  Our list of cleanup events is always growing, so check back soon for other cleanups.

This watershed-wide event grew out of a successful cleanup program conducted in the Battle Creek and Marshall areas for more than 15 years.  The event has spread to many other locations including 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?

This year, because of the pandemic, we are not facilitating any events that require community gathering. We plan to offer Krazy for the Kazoo events again in 2021.  For now we encourage you to participate in our brand 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 way to continue to make a difference!