Many groups in and around Fort Wayne organize events where volunteers can pick up trash, remove invasive species, help clear areas to improve views of the rivers, and participate in other activities to improve the quality of our rivers, lakes, and streams.

Picture of storm drain marker that says "No Dumping Drains to Stream".

Annual Events

Great American Clean-Up

Fort Wayne’s Solid Waste Department is seeking volunteers to help with our annual Spring clean-up day.  Volunteers will clean up neighborhoods, roadways, vacant lots, trails, and riverbanks—then celebrate their work at an after-party at Headwaters Park. To register yourself or your group please call 311 (260-427-8311). Learn more about the Great American Cleanup and find out the next event date.

Free Drop-Off Day at Fort Wayne Biosolids Handling Facility

Fort Wayne and Allen County residents are invited to drop off yard waste including clippings, twigs and limbs, and leaves at the Biosolids Handling Facility at 6202 Lake Avenue. Check back for the next event date!

Environmental Projects

Many groups in and around Fort Wayne provide opportunities for volunteers to work on environmental projects. Here are a few to check out:

Riverfront Fort Wayne
Northeast Indiana Water Trails