23rd Annual Source to Sea Cleanup

September 27 & 28, 2019

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How To Get Involved

It’s All About Hard Work, Real Fun, True Impact

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.

In 2018, more than 2,800 volunteers pulled over 46 tons of trash from over 175 miles of river banks and waterways. Read more about the 2018 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 YOU and 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!

Help Stop Trash Before It Starts

Together we make a big difference. Join us and do your part. Tell legislators and corporate decision-makers that we’re sick and tired of trashed rivers! It’s time they do their part to stop trash, especially plastic and tires.

Help us prove tire dumping is not just an ‘old’ problem. Decode the manufacturing date of tires your find. Watch this video to learn how. Then report your data to us.

Photo Contest

Grab your camera and snap pictures of the trash you find, especially tires and plastic bottles, bags, styrofoam, etc. Enter them in our photo contest and your photos will become powerful advocacy tools in the fight to stop trash before it starts. And you could win some great prizes too!

Celebrate

JOIN US TO CELEBRATE YOUR HARD WORK! CRC invites all Cleanup volunteers to join us at an after-party on Saturday, September 28, 2019.

Green River Cleanup at Green River Swimming Area
Nash’s Mill Road, Greefield, MA
12 – 3pm
Food, prizes, music, and tons of fun!

For more information about the Cleanup, contact Stacey Lennard, Cleanup Coordinator, at slennard@ctriver.org or 413-772-2020 x211. Thanks for helping to keep our rivers clean!

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.