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

Mill River Recreation Area

Entry Id

2098

City

Amherst

State

Massachusetts

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

Mill River wetlands

Name of the nearest road or crossroads

Pine and State St.

Brief description of the trash site

This is a very steep hillside with wetlands at the bottom. It should be done before poison ivy leafs out. Briar pants would be a good idea.
The photo shows one trash bag, but the large number of bottles are strewn over too wide an area to photograph.
Accessible from State St., visible from the road when leaves are down. Marshy at the bottom, especially in Spring.

Type(s) of trash at the site

A few Kitchen size trash bags and many many bottles and cans

Estimated number of volunteers this site needs for cleanup

5

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

A rope or some way to drag bags up the hillside would be useful

Is this site suitable for children under 12?

No, adults only