Join us for the
27th Annual
Source to Sea Cleanup

[or a date that works best for you]

Get dirty for cleaner rivers!

Plan Your Cleanup
Register Here


Forecasts for this weekend are variable throughout the watershed. Most Cleanup groups will forge onward, despite the rain. In fact, we’ll need you more than ever, as rain events bring more trash toward waterbodies. Please look for announcements from your Group Leader if their plans have changed. Group leaders decide for themselves and their crews whether they want to continue, postpone, or cancel, based on local conditions and with everyone’s safety in mind.

You can also check your group’s team page for updated information, or contact your group leader. To access your group’s page visit and type your group’s name into the search bar at the top.

If you need further assistance on Cleanup day, please call 413-772-2020 x211.

Welcome to the Source to Sea Cleanup, a powerful and effective community event spanning the length of our 410-mile watershed in NH, VT, MA, & CT. Each fall, thousands of volunteers of all ages and abilities come together to do their part and spend a few hours making the water cleaner, the river banks safer, and the wildlife happier.

How To Get Involved

Lead a Cleanup Group

Group leaders oversee and create cleanup groups throughout the watershed. Start planning your group here.


Join a Cleanup Group

If you’re most excited about cleaning, but less interested in organizing the details, you can join us as a Group Volunteer.

  1. Register. Sign up with a group you know or find a group accepting volunteers
  2. Clean up!
  3. Tally the trash you collect to help CRC keep track of what’s out there. We use this data to advocate for pollution solutions.

Want to do a Cleanup on your own?

You may register as a Solo Volunteer! This helps us know that you’re out there & where you’re planning to clean. After your Cleanup, please share your Trash Tally with us.


Other Ways to Get Involved

Even if you’re not available during the Cleanup weekend, there are lots of ways to provide support:

Create a Climate-Friendlier Cleanup

Almost every decision we make has a carbon emission that goes along with it – cleanups are no exception! Check out these tips to lower the footprint of your cleanup.

Get Climate Tips

Enjoy a photo sampler from Cleanup 2022!

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DIY Cleanups

Going out another time of year? We encourage volunteers to read through our Cleanup pages for tips and best practices.

For your safety: Keep in mind that water temperatures and currents are cold and fast in the spring. Please plan accordingly.

Plan Your Cleanup

2022 Accomplishments:

Thank you to all of our volunteers, group leaders, sponsors, and friends, for working together to tackle the trash challenge throughout the Connecticut River watershed. A sample of this year’s stats:

  • Over 1200 volunteers fanned out in all four river states. What a team effort!
  • 127 registered Cleanup groups (plus dozens of others who went out on their own)
  • 34.06 tons of trash diverted from rivers & streams
  • 12,399 beverage containers – comprised of plastic, glass, and aluminum cans
  • 7803 pounds of scrap metal

See the full impact of our collective efforts in the 2022 Cleanup Chronicle!

Sign up for our Source to Sea Cleanup eNews to get the details right to your inbox.

We look forward to seeing this fall at Cleanup 2023!

For more information about the Cleanup, contact Stacey Lennard, Cleanup Coordinator, at or 413-772-2020 x211.

Thanks for helping to keep our rivers clean!

CRC’s Source to Sea Cleanup has teamed up with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup and American Rivers National River Cleanup, for cleaner waterways around the U.S. and the world.