Adopting a trash site is optional. You are welcome to clean trash anywhere. These sites are suggestions.

Click the links in the pins on the map or in the site description next to the map to get more detail about each location. To adopt one of these trash sites, make note of the entry ID and list it in the ‘Cleanup Site’ section of your Source to Sea Cleanup group leader registration.

NOTE: sites are hidden from this map once they are adopted.

Site Name

CT River downstream of Medina St boat ramp (West Springfield side)

Entry Id



West Springfield



Name of body of water (river, stream, lake, etc.)

CT River

Name of the nearest road or crossroads

Route 5 and 91

Brief description of the trash site

Trash only visible during low water.

Water Access: The Medina St boat launch (Chicopee Water Pollution Control Facility area). This location is down river on the opposite bank of the launch but it is close enough to see.
Land Access: I've never tried to reach the site by land, but it is right where the Goldine Brook connects to the CT River. It is also behind a shopping plaza.

Type(s) of trash at the site

Mostly car tires, also large tractor tires.

Estimated number of volunteers this site needs for cleanup


Are boats or special equipment needed for cleanup? If so, explain

Boat access only. Pry bars / crowbars to leverage the tires out of the ground and mud.

Is this site suitable for children under 12?

No, adults only