De-Trash the Wabash

Saturday, October 21, 2023

De-Trash the Wabash is a biannual volunteer event focused on removing trash and restoring the health of the Mighty Wabash River. Volunteers walk the banks of the river, removing abandoned bikes, old appliances, tires, clothing, traffic cones, and other debris in order to improve water quality. 

9 am - 12 pm
Tapawingo Park, West Lafayette
Free pizza lunch at noon - remember to bring your water bottle!

Purdue students, register for De-Trash the Wabash here.

Community members, register for De-Trash the Wabash here.

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De-Trash the Wabash covers more than nine miles of river from Fort Ouiatenon to Davis Ferry Park:

 Google Map of clean-up zones.

General locations of clean-up zones (1)

Safety Information

• Stay out of the river

• Wear gloves, closed-toed shoes, and long pants

• Use caution when handling broken glass or other sharp objects

• Do not disturb any barrels or drums with liquids inside them. Car batteries, jugs of oil, and pesticides are also considered hazardous and will need to be disposed of separately. Call someone on the contact list and report your location.

Identifying hazardous materials PowerPoint

Meth lab remains

De-Trash the Wabash is sponsored by the Tippecanoe County Partnership for Water Quality (TCPWQ), Wabash River Enhancement Corporation (WREC), Tippecanoe Solid Waste Management District, and Wabash Riverkeeper Network.