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

Great River Park

Entry Id



East Hartford



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

Ct River, Hockanum River

Name of the nearest road or crossroads

Riverview Square

Brief description of the trash site

Trash is scattered along the shore and under the Charter Oak bridge near the confluence of the CT and Hockanum Rivers. Can be accessed by foot north of the Hockanum River, by following the Great River Park foot-trail, or by boat south fo the Hockanum River.

Type(s) of trash at the site

Styrofoam, plastic waste, metal, misc household items and trash

Estimated number of volunteers this site needs for cleanup


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

Boats may be helpful and getting to particular stretches of shore, but not necessary.

Is this site suitable for children under 12?

Yes, ok for children