The Thames River Clean Up is celebrating its 25th Anniversary on Earth Day Weekend – Saturday, April 20th, 2024!

Listed below are the names of the community coordinators for established clean ups in various communities. Please check each area for its specific date/time/meeting location. 

For more information on these locations, or if you are interested in participating in one of the clean ups listed, please use the contact information to contact the appropriate community coordinator. 

All participants that register and take part in our clean up, will be entered into a draw for a Nova Craft canoe or kayak!

Interested in becoming more involved? Coordinators are much needed!

For vacancies under “London Sites Contact”, please connect with Julie TerVrugt at julie.tervrugt@gmail.com

For vacancies under “Surrounding Area Contacts” or for general TRCU information, please connect with Todd Sleeper at td.sleeper@hotmail.com

Additional Coordinators are very much needed in these areas. Tavistock, Fanshawe Lake, Wildwood Lake, Innerkip, Fullarton, Avonton, Muncey, Middlemiss, Wardsville and Louisville.

2024 TRCU Volunteer Registration Form

2024 TRCU Poster

To view an interactive map of a cleanup in your area, please click here (coming soon).

London site Community Coordinators contact info is listed immediately below.
To see Community Coordinator contact info for those outside of London city proper please click the button

London Site Contacts

London Contact

Contact: London Coordinator – Julie TerVrugt
Email: julie.tervrugt@gmail.com
Phone: 519-636-4348
Notes:

Anne St. To Oxford St. Bridge areas

Contact: Justin Sim
Email: justinsim89@gmail.com
Phone: 
Notes: April 20 – 9:30 a.m. – Meet at the end of Anne Street (Anne street community Garden) at 9:30. Cleanup supplies provided.

Blackfriars Bridge to Queen/Dundas Bridge (Harris Park)

Contact: Jacob Damstra
Email: jdamstra@lerners.ca
Phone:
Notes: April 19 – meet at 9 a.m. at bottom of Dufferin St. hill (Harris Park)

Cedar Hollow (North Thames River and Trail East of Highbury Ave.)

Contact: Chris Johnston
Email: cascar28@hotmail.com
Phone:
Notes: April 20 – meet at 8:30 a.m. (cleanup 9-11 a.m.) at the Storm Water Management Pond, 563 Killarney Rd. 

The Coves

Contact: Josh Ward
Email: pandamanjosh91@gmail.com
Phone: 519-660-9763
Notes: April 20 – meet 9:30 a.m. in German Canadian Club parking lot

Downtown - Carfrae Cres near Richmond/Ridout St.

Contact: Margaret Hopkins
Email: margaret.hopkins@sympatico.ca
Phone: 519-673-4182
Notes: April 20 – meet at 9 a.m. at Carfrae Cres. near Richmond/Ridout St.

Gibbons Park

Contact: Courtney Beneteau
Email: courtney.l.beneteau@gmail.com
Phone:
Notes: April 20 – meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Victoria Street parking lot

Greenway Park

Contact: Brienna French
Email: bfrench@lerners.ca
Phone:
Notes: April 20 – 9:30 a.m. – meet at the Saturn Playground washrooms

Ivey Park - Splash Pad

Contact: 
Email: 
Phone:
Notes: Closed CIR Group Cleanup April 20th.

Kilally Meadows Environmentally Sensitive Area (Windermere)

Contact: Looking for Coordinator
Email: 
Phone:
Notes:

Kiwanis Park (Pottersburg Creek)

Contact: Charlotte Armstrong
Email: armstooc@gdls.com
Phone:
Notes: April 20 – contact for meet location

Lambeth

Contact: Kim Bartlett
Email: bartlett.kim.s@gmail.com
Phone: 
Notes: April 20 – cleanup 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at the Lambeth Community Centre by 9 a.m.

London Canoe Club

Contact: Christopher Mayberry
Email: cjmayberry11@gmail.com
Phone:
Notes: April 20 – meet at 8 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. at the London Western Rowing Club/Canoe Club parking lot (https://maps.app.goo.gl/qUGb9deRjwSCvei98)

CJF ROSS PARK - Richmond St.

Contact: Looking for Coordinator (or contact Julie TerVrugt)
Email: julie.tervrugt@gmail.com
Phone:
Notes: April 20 – meet at 9:30 a.m. in Ross Park parking lot

Meander Creek / Ridgeview

Contact: Cynthia Kenwell
Email: friends_of_ridgeview@live.com
Phone:
Notes: April 20 – meet at 9:30 a.m. at path entrance at Ridgeview Drive

Medway Creek at Fanshawe park road

Contact: Bud Greene (Friends of Medway Creek)
Email: budgreene2@gmail.com
Phone: 
Notes: April 20 – meet at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of 410 Ambleside Dr.

Oxford St. West Bridge Area - near Commissioners

Contact: 
Email: 
Phone:
Notes: part of closed cleanup group

Pond Mills Pond

Contact: Kevin Garlick
Email: kgarlick023@rogers.com
Phone:
Notes: April 20 – meet at 9:30 a.m. in parking lot

River Bend Area

Contact: Jerry Hakkers/Rebecca Walker
Email: jerry.hakkers@riverbendgolf.comrebecca.walker@riverbendgolf.com
Phone:
Notes: April 20 – meet at 9 a.m. at the Grounds Department shop – 1955 Jack Nash Terrace – inform gate guard you are there for cleanup.

Springbank Park

Contact: Betsy Odegaard
Email: betsyodegaard@rogers.com
Phone:
Notes: April 20 – meet at 9 a.m. in upper parking lot, on Commissioners, across from Byron Shoppers Drug Mart

St. Julien Park

Contact: Jenna Lamb/Candace Dorward
Email: jennalamb25@gmail.com/cddorward@rogers.com
Phone:
Notes: April 20 – meet at 9 a.m. in front of washrooms near playground equipment.

St. Peter's Seminary to North London Athletic Field

Contact:
Email: 
Phone:
Notes: King’s University College private cleanup

Stoney Creek - Windermere

Contact: Looking for Coordinator
Email: 
Phone:
Notes:

Stoney Creek - Trossacks Ave

Contact: Linda Smith
Email: smithl@thamesriver.on.ca
Phone:
Notes: Sunday, April 21 – meet at 9 a.m. at Constitution Park (parking lot off Trossacks Ave.)

Euston Park

Contact: 
Email:
Phone: 
Notes: closed group cleanup

Adelaide St. (@ Kipps Lane) to Highbury Ave.

Contact: Kathy Peters
Email: kathy.peters58@gmail.com
Phone:
Notes: April 20 – meet between 8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. at Wells Park (park across Adelaide at North London Athletic Fields) – https://maps.app.goo.gl/HuSh8Xy2LA4FZxJX7

Thames River East of Highbury Ave - Meadowlily Woods Area

Contact: Kathy Tellier
Email: k.tellier@hotmail.com
Phone: 226-268-3563
Notes: April 20 – meet at 9:30 a.m. at the north end of Meadowlily bridge 

 

Thames River - West of Highbury Avenue North (at cobblestone rd)

Contact: Dani Faucher
Email: aussie.faucher@gmail.com
Phone: 519-933-8377, text preferred.
Notes: April 20 – meet at 9 a.m. at the court end of Cobblestone Road 

B. Davison Secondary School

Contact: Kim Alexander
Email: 
Phone:
Notes: Closed group clean up

Richard B. Harrison Park

Contact: Gordon Osinski
Email: gosinski@uwo.ca
Phone:
Notes: April 20 – meet at 9:30 a.m. at the entrance to park @ Clarence and South streets

Cavendish Park

Contact: Mary Anne McCoy
Email: mary_anne.mccoy@hotmail.com
Phone: 519-432-7742
Notes: April 20 – meet at 9:30 a.m. at the South-East end of park, beside the Food Hub

Vauxhall Park - Price Street

Contact: Jo-Anne Beausoleil
Email: beau3@hotmail.com
Phone: 
Notes: April 20 – meet 9 a.m. in parking lot/near washroom at end of Price St.

North London Athletic Field - Adelaide and Kipps Lane

Contact: Elizabeth Prebushewski
Email: elizabethprebushewski@gmail.com
Phone:
Notes: APRIL 13 CLEANUP – meet at 9:30 a.m. at the washrooms

Adelaide Bridge at trafalger

Contact: Dannielle – Hamilton Road Community Association
Email: hrcommunityassociation@gmail.com
Phone:
Notes: April 20 – meet at 9 a.m. at the chip truck (north side of the Thames/east side of Adelaide)

Surrounding Area Site contacts

Aylmer Wildlife Management

Contact: Kevin Howard
Email: howarde@rogers.com
Phone:
Notes: Saturday, April 20th

Beachville

Contact: Dayna Criece
Email: Bamclean4u@outlook.com
Phone: 226-220-6036
Notes: Saturday April 20th, Email for info

Black Creek, Sebringville and Ellice Swamp

Contact: Looking for Coordinator
Email:
Phone:
Notes:

Chatham

Contact: Tamara Burton
Email: tamara.burton@corteva.com
Phone: 519-401-8242
Notes: Sunday, April 21st;  Rain date Sunday, April 28th

Dorchester

Contact: Ruth John
Email: dorchestermillpond@gmail.com
Phone: 519-268-8722
Notes: Saturday, April 20th

Embro

Contact: Tristan Donkers
Email: tristan.donkers@gmail.com
Phone:
Notes: Need more Volunteers

Fullarton - Between St. Marys & Mitchell

Contact: Looking for Coordinator
Email: td.sleeper@hotmail.com
Phone:
Notes: Need Volunteers!

Harrington/Wildwood

Contact: Looking for Coordinator
Email: td.sleeper@hotmail.com
Phone:
Notes: Looking for Volunteers

Ingersoll

Contact: Kristy Van Kooten Bossence
Email: kristyoh@hotmail.com
Phone: 519-859-5097
Notes: April 20 – meet at 9am @ the Firehall

To pre-register online for the Ingersoll event please click here.

Kilworth

Contact: Geoff Bergsma
Email: geoffbergsma@gmail.com
Phone: 519-851-6275
Notes: April 20 – contact for meet location

Komoka - Delaware

Contact: Geoff Bergsma
Email: geoffbergsma@gmail.com
Phone: 519-851-6275
Notes: April 20 – contact for meet location

Light House Cove

Contact: Larissa Vogler
Email: larissa_vogler@yahoo.com
Phone: 519-365-3523
Notes: April 20 – contact for meet location

London - Fanshawe Dam to Clarke Road

Contact: Looking for Coordinator
Email:
Phone:
Notes:

Thames Valley Trail Association

Contact: TVTA
Email: hike-activities@tvta.ca
Phone:
Notes: April 20th, 12:30pm. Meet at Fisherman’s Point 21403 Rebecca Rd, #21501, Thorndale

Mitchell

Contact: Kelley Lorentz
Email: Kelleykin2022@gmail.com
Phone: 519-274-3960
Notes:

 

 

 

 

Putnam

Contact: Kelly Regier
Email: thamesriverclothingco@gmail.com
Phone: 519-619-1039
Notes: Saturday April 20th @9am 

St. Marys

Contact: Casandra Keeler
Email: cassandra.res8@gmail.com
Phone: 519-703-2490
Notes: April 20 – meet at 9 am Milt Dunnel Park, aka The Flats

 

Stratford

Contact: Bonnie Henderson
Email: cawbon@yahoo.ca
Phone: 519-271-4545
Notes: Saturday April 20 – contact for meet location

Thamesford - Grace Patterson Park

Contact: Raylene Deelstra
Email: rayleneyt@icloud.com
Phone:226-234-5676
Notes: Saturday April 20th @9am. Meet at Grace Patterson Park

Thorndale

Contact: Leah Cesarini
Email: leah.cesarini@gmail.com
Phone: 519-636-6881
Notes: Sunday April 21st. Please contact for times and meeting place.

Hodges Pond

Contact: Chad Cornish
Email: mail@chadcornish.ca
Phone: 519-532-4716
Notes: Saturday April 20th @9am

Woodstock

Contact: Cathy Stewart-Mott
Email: life-in-balance@hotmail.com
Phone:519-537-6426
Notes: Saturday April 20th 9am-noon