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Cowtown Great American Cleanup


Join Keep Fort Worth Beautiful and thousands of volunteers across the city for the 34th annual Cowtown Great American Cleanup, our largest annual litter cleanup and beautification event. Every year, organizations, businesses and individuals pick up litter from parks, streets, creeks and other public areas. In 2018, these hard-working volunteers removed over 140,000 pounds of trash from their communities.

Registration Information

  • You can select from a list of cleanup locations or choose your own (must be a public space within the City of Fort Worth).
  • You can register as an individual or a group.
  • All registrants will receive gloves and bags.
  • T-shirts are limited to the first 7,000 registrants.
  • Lunch will be provided for volunteers at the Earth Party.

If you would like a Code Officer to attend your cleanup, please contact us. (Limited quantities available – first come, first served!)

Thank you to all 2019 Cowtown Great American Cleanup participants.

How did your cleanup go? Let us know how you did using the wrap-up form.

View wrap-up information for groups

Chasing Leaks 5K Run

(race start time) 9 a.m,
Saturday, March 30

The Fort Worth Runners Club partners with the City of Fort Worth and the EPA on the annual Chasing Leaks 5K to encourage residents to fix leaks and stop wasting water. This year they are holding the race with the Cowtown Great American Cleanup and Earth Party to help promote environmental awareness. This year, race proceeds assist low-income families with their water bills. Register here.

Earth Party

Saturday, March 30, 2019
11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Panther Island Pavilion
395 Purcey St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Free and open to the public, free parking

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Directions to Earth Party:

From North Henderson
  • Take N Henderson St South to Weatherford St.
  • Turn right on Weatherford St.
  • Turn right on Purcey St to parking entrance. From West Fort Worth
  • Take Forest Park Blvd to Purcey St.
  • Turn left on Purcey St. Follow to parking entrance. From South Henderson
  • Take N Henderson St North to Weatherford St.
  • Turn left on Weatherford St.
  • Turn right on Purcey St to parking entrance. From Parking Lot to Check-In Station
  • Follow Panther Island Trail along Clear Fork Trinity River.
  • Cross bridge at Fort Worth Branch Trail (Trinity Trails System).
  • Pick up lunch vouchers here if you volunteered for the cleanup or participated in the race.

Don’t miss out on the largest green event in Fort Worth!
Reward yourself for your hard work and head over to the Panther Island Pavilion on the Trinity River for food, fun and to learn about all things sustainable. There will be live music and family-friendly activities for all ages.

Visit educational booths and exhibits to learn about topics like water conservation, air quality, waste reduction and recycling, environmental issues, healthy living initiatives and much more!


Jack-FM J.T. from Jack FM will be our emcee for the day and provide music throughout the morning during the race.

Keep an eye out for his T-shirt toss and hotel raffle in between musical performances!

Race Awards Around 10 a.m., Council Members Ann Zadeh and Kelly Allen Gray and the EPA will present the awards for the Chasing Leaks 5K.

Entertainment Earth Party will officially kick off with performances by:

  • Fort Worth's own SOL Ballet Folklorico, an award-winning, youth dance troupe.
  • Bluebonnets will begin our music set with their unique blues rock sound.
  • Bow Wow Wow is our headlining musical act, and they'll kick us into high gear with their fun and energetic sound, including the song I Want Candy.
  • Don't miss the Trashion Recycled Fashion Show! Students submitted their fabulous and repurposed designs, and will be strutting their stuff on the stage, showing off their unique creations.
  • To close the Earth Party, Zuriel Mereck will play us off with his entrancing electric violin set.

Shelter Pet Adoptions

The Fort Worth Animal Shelter will be on-site with amazing dogs – all who need loving and forever homes! Adoptions fees are reduced to $10. All dogs have been vaccinated, spay/neutered and micro-chipped.

Thanks to our title sponsors!

Thanks to our sponsors!

Keep America Beautiful
Keep Texas Beautiful
Don't Mess With Texas
Hilton Homewood

Ballet Sol

Bassham Foods

Cowboy Compost

Discount Tires

waste Management

Reverse Litter

Renaissance The Worthington Hotel Fort Worth
Frito Lay


EMR Living Earth

Natural Grocers
Budget Dumpster

2019 Sponsor or Exhibitor Information

Learn how you can help support the tremendous efforts of our volunteers. Send an email to or call 817-392-2046.

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