Krazy for the Kazoo River Clean-Up & 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 over the years including Marshall, Battle Creek, Charlotte, Otsego, Kalamazoo, Albion, and others. Powered by volunteers, each year we work to help support the stewardship of areas in and around the Kalamazoo River and its tributaries, removing trash and debris, planting new trees, removing problematic invasive plants, and much more.
How do I get involved?
Events that the KRWC is helping to coordinate this year are listed below. Click the registration link to sign up, and you will receive an email before the event with additional details. Also, check out another new program that we are partnering with called Trash Free Waters.
Saturday, October 1, 2022 – City of Kalamazoo Event, Paddling from Merrill Park in Comstock to Mayor’s Riverfront Park in Kalamazoo.
This is the second Krazy for the Kazoo cleanup event hosted by the City of Kalamazoo in 2022. Volunteers will gather at Merrill Park in Comstock on the Kalamazoo River at 9:00am. We will be doing cleanup around the boat launch and shoreline at Merrill Park, and then we will paddle to the Mayor’s Riverfront Park Boat Launch in Kalamazoo. Help shuttling vehicles will be provided. Participants must have their own vessel. Bringing your own waders is also recommended.
Click here to register for this event.
Saturday, August 27, 2022 – City of Kalamazoo Event, Beginning at Mayor’s Riverfront Park Boat Launch.
Hosted by the City of Kalamazoo, volunteers will gather at the Mayor’s Riverfront Park Boat Launch on the Kalamazoo River at 9:00am Saturday August 27, 2022. UPDATE: we will be doing most of the cleanup around Mayor’s Riverfront Park Boat Launch and while we paddle kayaks, canoes, or other small watercraft to Verburg Park, where we will be able to exit the river. Participants must have their own vessel. Help shuttling vehicles/boats will be provided.
Registration for this event is now full. Thank you for your interest. We’ll see you at the next Krazy for the Kazoo event!