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

Governor Hunt Road Recreation Area (Vernon Dam)

Entry Id






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

Connecticut River

Name of the nearest road or crossroads

Governor Hunt Road

Brief description of the trash site

Picnic area with tables and porta-potty up adjacent to Governor Hunt Rd., then a brief forested slope down to a largely sandy beach. Beach runs from confluence of Cold Brook on the south to the Vernon Dam fish ladder on the north end. Popular fishing and beach area that leads to fishing line and fishing-related trash, cook-outs, etc.

Type(s) of trash at the site

Fishing debris; picnic and cook-out blow-aways; beach users leave-behinds

Estimated number of volunteers this site needs for cleanup


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

No. Clean-up is accessible on foot.

Is this site suitable for children under 12?

Yes, ok for children