Our Impact


Pounds of
Trash Collected


Miles of Trails Cleaned & Restored


Volunteer Man Hours



Sweep up
The Southeast

In our sweeping success, “Sweep Up The Southeast” rallied volunteer teams across ten Southeastern states, uniting diverse individuals in a concerted effort to rejuvenate and clean designated trails and campsites. With meticulous pre-planning and unwavering dedication, we collectively hauled an astonishing 57,102 lbs of refuse in a 2023, leaving an indelible mark on the landscape and communities we cherish.

Oscar Project

Meet Oscar, our trail trash and remediation trailer! Oscar was purpose-built for tackling challenging trail cleanups and repairs in remote locations where standard rental trailers fall short. This innovative trailer has been a long-standing dream for Venture Unknown, made a reality through generous support, including funding from the BFGoodrich Tires Outstanding Trails grant and trailer tires provided by BFGoodrich Tires. Many others also contributed by providing essential parts and fabrication expertise to bring Oscar to life!

VUF In The News

2023 VUF Sweep up Southeast [Wow 16 teams 10 states] #SUTS23 Venture Unknown foundation non profit
14 Sep Tread Lightly! Impact Report: Venture Unknown “Sweep up the Southeast” Multi-State Cleanup
PHOTOS: Volunteers clean up litter in Kisatchie National Forest

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