The 23rd annual Source to Sea Cleanup on September 27 & 28, 2019 was a wonderful success!
Early estimates show nearly 3,500 volunteers in more than 125 cleanup groups joined the 23rd annual Source to Sea Cleanup, making this our biggest year ever! Groups covered nearly the entire length of the Connecticut River from near the Canadian border down to the mouth of the river near Long Island Sound and included many tributaries along the way.
Your hard work removes some amazing junk from our rivers. Plastic (bottles, bags, styrofoam) and tires are always the most commonly found items. Yet, volunteers use human power and sometimes heavy equipment to pull out everything from recyclables, fishing equipment and food waste to mattresses, televisions and refrigerators. You can read about all the wonderful accomplishments, the list of groups that participated, the tally of trash pulled from the river, and unusual items found in the 2019 Cleanup Chronicle.
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 Scout and Boy Scout Troops, school groups, municipalities, and community members who make the event possible. THANK YOU!