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Tree Planting

Earth Day

Earth Day – and Earth Month in April – is the time of year when nature awakens after the slumber of winter and our field season begins to have the greatest possible impact for the Connecticut River watershed. Whether you’re taking small steps to support your local environment, or you’re ready to get your hands dirty for cleaner rivers, we have several ways to get involved.

Tree Planting Connecticut River

Volunteer Events

We have several volunteer events in April and May that are in need of a few extra hands - mostly planting trees! Join us to support the great outdoors. 

Connecticut River Falls below Second Lake NH by Al Braden.

Support CRC's Mission

Make a contribution of any amount to support clean water and healthy habitats. An Earth Day MATCH is available to double your impact!

Group of happy volunteers at a Source to Sea Cleanup along the Connecticut River.

Organize a DIY Cleanup

Trash is a big issue in our rivers and you can organize a group of any size to clean up a stretch of beach near you. 


As you venture out to enjoy the great outdoors this month, share your river experience by using #RiverWitness and tagging @ctriverconservancy on Instagram. We’ll be on the lookout to share your photos all month long.

Show the beauty of your favorite river spot or tributary, or use this opportunity to document the not-so-pretty side of pollution to raise awareness for the importance of conservation.

Gloved hand holding a trash bag in front of the Connecticut River.
Deerfield Valley MA, Connecticut River, by Al Braden.jpg

Give Back to the Land Day

This April, five local environmental nonprofits including Connecticut River Conservancy are encouraging community members to Give Back to the Land (and Water!) in celebration of Earth Day.

A generous donor is offering a match for all donations to our watershed as part of this collaborative conservation effort! 

You can also learn more about the overall campaign or join the Give Back to the Land Cleanup Challenge here.

More Ways to Get Involved

If you’d like to read up on the local issues, our news page covers a range of updates including water quality research, education about local habitats and species, comment submissions to state agencies, and more. You can also sign up for our newsletter to be more informed about river-related news throughout the watershed in NH, VT, MA, and CT in your inbox.

If you observe a riverside area that could use a cleanup, contact our Source to Sea Cleanup Coordinator at slennard - at -

Looking ahead beyond Earth Day to volunteer with us? We’ll have many community science activities throughout the summer.

Group of volunteers posing with a bucket ahead of a riverside trash cleanup.

Community & Partner Events

Fort River Wildlife Refuge Invasive Management in Hadley, MA - Thursday, 5/9, 12-4pm

Garlic mustard pulling & multiflora rose management. Contact to RSVP.

More community and partner events for Earth Day coming soon.

Contact Stacey at slennard at to submit your event.

Boat by the Bank

More Upcoming Events

We are updating our events calendar regularly. While not all upcoming events are specific to Earth Day, there are many other opportunities to learn and engage with your rivers.

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