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Together, the Jordan River Commission and Splore facilitate several river cleanup, and weed pulling volunteer events each year.  Additional conservation projects are completed during the annual Get Into the River festival, thanks to the help of many cities, counties and community partners.


Impact of Volunteer Efforts Since 2012

Total number of trail-side volunteer hours logged11,727
Total value of donated labor and supplies$324,713
Total Number of in-river cleanups (led by Splore or JRC)32
Total number of in-river volunteer hours (led by Splore or JRC)1,266
Total number of native trees and shrubs planted935
Total pounds of native grass seed disbursed800
Total pounds of invasive weeds removed100,412
Total pounds of trash removed3,500


Join in the effort!

Our volunteer program runs between April 1 and October 30 each year.  Volunteer opportunities include tree planting, weed pulling,  native grass and wildflower seeding, and trash pick up.



Organized groups interested in volunteering should contact us to select a project, location and date that works for the group.  We can easily accommodate groups of 10-60 people. We will provide tools, gloves, water, and snacks.



Individuals or groups smaller than 10 that are interested in volunteering may join any regularly scheduled event, listed in the calendar below.  We will provide tools, gloves, water, and snacks.

Please contact us to let us know you will be coming.

To reach us the day of the event, please call:  Holly Newell (317)  694-7945



Plan to wear/bring:

  • Sunblock
  • Hat
  • Long pants
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Refillable water bottle


We will provide:

  • Tools
  • Gloves
  • Water
  • Trash bags
  • Snacks