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Source to Sea Cleanup

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What It’s All About

CRC’s 21st Annual Source to Sea Cleanup will be on September 22 & 23, 2017.

The Source to Sea Cleanup is an annual trash cleanup of the Connecticut River system – rivers, streams, 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.

What’s been accomplished in 20 years of cleaning our rivers? Check out this infographic for a fun overview.

Hard Work, Real Fun, True Impact

In 2016, more than 2,100 volunteers pulled over 50 tons of trash from over 127 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 2016 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 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.

How To Get Involved

Join A Group
Register A Group
Report Trash Site
Submit Trash Tally

Supporting the Connecticut River Conservancy’s annual Source to Sea Cleanup will make an immediate impact on the health and beauty of your community. You can help protect our water resources and be a part of this fun and positive event. Here’s how:

 

PHOTO CONTEST IS BACK AGAIN THIS YEAR! Grab your camera and submit your best cleanup photos to our photo contest. You could win some great prizes!

Photo Contest

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JOIN US TO CELEBRATE! CRC is hosting an after-party. Please join us for free food and refreshments. Live music by Tuff Riddim International. Beer provided by The People’s Pint Brewery, a Cleanup sponsor. We welcome all cleanup groups to join us!

Green River Recreation AreaSeptember 23, 12-3pm, Nash’s Mill Rd., Greenfield, MA

 

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 Alicea Charamut at cleanup@ctriver.org or 860-704-0057. Thanks for helping to keep our rivers clean!

Lead Sponsors

See all 2017 Source to Sea Cleanup sponsors

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