Muskegon River Trash Bash Set For August 2022



The Muskegon River Trash Bash is an annual family-friendly event intended to encourage environmentalists of all ages to work together to remove accumulated trash from the river.

Trash Bash co-coordinator, Patricia Tice Jarrett, notes that the momentum continues to build. “Last year our teams of volunteers pulled over a ton of trash from the river, which was the biggest total ever,” expressed Jarrett. “We fully expect this year’s haul to set a new record. To create an atmosphere of friendly competition we have always offered prizes and other incentives for outstanding performance and I am very excited about the prizes we are able to offer this year. For example, this year’s Grand Prize is a Traeger Grill (retailed at $1000) graciously donated by Lume Cannabis.”


According to Trash Bash guidelines, designated team leaders will assemble their teams, and select a date and location. Beginning on July 1st, one team member must register on the MRWA Trash Bash website reserving their desired location. (Register at  After registration, you will receive an email with further details, requiring participants to sign and return a digital liability waiver prior to participating in the cleanup. All teams must complete their clean ups during the month of August on or near the Muskegon River to be eligible for gifts and a certificate of achievement as a “Protector of the River”.

The MRWA could never do this without the amazing support we have received from an impressive list of sponsors. They truly support the MRWA vision, and we appreciate their generosity”

  • Ice Mountain, The Consumers Energy Foundation, Jackson-Merkey Contractors,
  • Cargill, Inc., The DTE Energy Foundation, WBZX – B103.9, Lume Cannabis,
  • Wisner’s Rents Canoes, River Stop Café (Newaygo), High Profile, and Republic Services