Trash Bash 2024


The Muskegon River Trash Bash is an annual family-friendly cleanup event that hopes to encourage residents and visitors of all ages to pitch in to protect the river, its tributaries, and the thousands of acres of land that surround it. The watershed covers approximately 2,725 square miles, includes 94 connecting streams, and travels over 216 miles through nine counties from Higgins Lake to Lake Michigan in Muskegon.

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One team member must register on the MRWA Trash Bash website and complete their clean-up in August 2024. Registration will begin July 1.



Involvement in the 2024 Muskegon River Trash Bash provides many benefits to your company, the environment, and your employees.
  • Positive impact to Muskegon River – help the river where we live and work.
  • Raise employee morale by engaging them in something we all love – the Muskegon River!
  • Company recognition – get your name and logo out there!
  • Community engagement – your company is part of the community – this is a great way to show it!

What a fun, easy way to help meet your sustainability goals!

How can your company or organization help the 2024 Muskegon River Trash Bash?

  • Volunteer time on the planning committee.
  • Support a company cleanup team.
  • Donations - Monetary and/or giveaway items.

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  • Length: 1 – 3 minutes
  • Acceptable formats: MP4 or MOV
  • Must be submitted to Sarah Himes, Trash Bash Co-coordinator ( no later than August 31st, 11:59PM.

The winner will be announced on September 1st at 6PM during the prize drawings. The winning team will receive a $200 cash prize. The judge panel consists of our MRWA Board Members – who graciously donated towards the “Best Team Video” cash prize.

You can watch the videos of the previous winners below!

2020 Best Team Video: “The Snacksquatch Gang”