Greenfield, MA – The Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) will host three virtual Cleanup Coffee Hour sessions leading up to their 25th annual Source to Sea Cleanup this fall, September 24-26, 2021. The annual Source to Sea Cleanup is a river cleanup coordinated by CRC in all four states of the 410-mile Connecticut River basin (NH, VT, MA, CT). Each fall, thousands of volunteers of all ages and abilities clean trash from the Connecticut River and its tributaries on foot or by boat. Join CRC at these Cleanup Coffee Hours to learn more about how to get involved in the Source to Sea Cleanup:  

  • Registration and Site Selection:  Wednesday, July 14th  12:00 – 1:00PM 
  • Trash Disposal and Tallies:  Wednesday, August 11th  4:00 – 5:00PM 
  • General Q&A: Thursday, September 9th  5:00 – 6:00PM 

Additional details and links to register for these online events can be found at “These coffee hours will be a fun, informal way to get familiar with this year’s Source to Sea Cleanup,” says Stacey Lennard, CRC’s cleanup coordinator. “Anyone can come with questions about the process, or just come to meet other group leaders and volunteers. The Source to Sea Cleanup strengthens community while cleaning up our rivers and streams. It’s an opportunity for you to make a difference.” 

The Source to Sea Cleanup is one of the largest river cleanups in the country. Thousands of volunteers participate each year to remove trash along rivers, streams, parks, boat launches, trails and more. To learn more about how you can register for the Source to Sea Cleanup, connect with a group, choose a trash site, and tally your trash, tune into any of these three Cleanup Coffee Hours.   

Since 1952, Connecticut River Conservancy has been the voice for the Connecticut River watershed, from source to sea. They collaborate with partners across four states to protect and advocate for your rivers and educate and engage communities. They bring people together to prevent pollution, improve habitat, and promote enjoyment of your river and its tributary streams. Healthy rivers support healthy economies. To learn more about CRC, or to make a contribution to help protect your rivers, visit