What It’s All About
CRWC’s 18th Annual Source to Sea Cleanup is scheduled for September 26 & 27, 2014.
We hope you’ll join us!
The Source to Sea Cleanup is an annual trash cleanup of the Connecticut River system – rivers, streams and banks, parks, boat launches, trails and more. Each fall, thousands of volunteers of all ages and abilities head out to places of their choice all along the four-state watershed (NH, VT, MA, CT) to clean the Connecticut River and its tributaries on foot or by boat.
In 2013, more than 2,200 volunteers pulled over 45 tons of trash from over 138 miles of river banks and waterways. Volunteers use human power and sometimes heavy equipment to pull out everything from recyclables, fishing equipment and food waste to tires, televisions and refrigerators. Read about the 2013 event in the Cleanup Chronicle (PDF), including the list of groups that participated and the tally of all trash pulled from the river.
The water is cleaner, river banks are safer and the wildlife are happier thanks to the generous efforts of the sponsors, businesses, watershed organizations, Girl and Boy Scout Troops, school groups, municipalities and community members who make the event possible.
How to get involved
You can help protect our water resources and be a part of this fun and positive event. Supporting the Connecticut River Watershed Council’s annual Source to Sea Cleanup, either as a sponsor, a group leader, or participant will make an immediate impact on the health, beauty and vibrancy of your community. Volunteers are needed before the event to scout sites and prepare for the Cleanup.
Are you interested in educational resources to connect your students to the Source to Sea cleanup? Check out the video, book and poems created by K-6 students as part of the River of Words program to inspire their peers and engage their communities in the annual cleanup.
For more information about the Cleanup, contact River Steward Jacqueline Talbot at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-704-0057. Thanks for helping to keep our rivers clean!