Speak Up

for Cleaner Rivers

Change begins with you. YOU are powerful!

Together we make a big difference. Join us!

Get Action Alerts
Take On Corporations
Swap Your Dock
Be a River Witness
Trash Talks

US + THEM = Cleaner Rivers

Our Personal Power & Responsibility

Change begins with each and every one of us. Little actions by lots of people add up to make a big impact for our rivers.

MULTIPLY your impact by inviting your friends, family, and co-workers to join you in this effort.

SPEAK UP for your rivers by contacting your elected representatives who work for YOU. Tell them to pass legislation that will keep our rivers free from trash. Show them the trash problem by sharing your trash pictures with them.

TELL businesses what products to make and sell by the power of your purchase$. CHOOSE reusable and REFUSE single-use plastic and foam.

LEAD by setting a good example for your family and friends. Don’t litter, use reusable items, and properly dispose of your waste — no wish-cycling! Be the change you want to see!

LEARN more about the trash problem, what CRC is doing to help solve it, and how you can help.

Learn About Plastic Foam Pollution
Swap Your Dock
Learn More About Trash Tires
How to age a tire
Learn More About Plastic Trash

Tell Business To Do Their Part

It’s time corporations take responsibility for their role in trashing our rivers. They play a big role in deciding what products end up in consumers’ hands.

TELL businesses and corporations that we expect better options – more reusable options, less single-use plastic and foam, and products made with sustainable and climate-friendly materials.

DUNKIN’ trash is some of the most frequently found trash during the Source to Sea Cleanup. They have pledged to replace all foam cups with paper by 2020. That’s great! But it’s not enough. They need to STEP IT UP by rewarding customers for using the awesome reusable mugs they offer and by using eco-plastics.

TELL DUNKIN’ TO STEP IT UP by sharing these images on social media. Tag them on Twitter @DunkinDonuts #Dunkin #DunkOut; on Facebook @DunkinUS; and on Instagram @Dunkin

CUMBERLAND FARMS is another brand of trash that we find frequently along our rivers. They have not committed to reducing waste at all! It’s time they get with the program and DO SOMETHING…ANYTHING! They can follow the lead of their competitors by eliminating plastic bags and foam cups, offering reusable mugs, and implementing a corporate sustainability policy.

TELL CUMBERLAND FARMS TO DO SOMETHING…ANYTHING by sharing this image on social media. Tag them on Twitter @CumberlandFarms; on Facebook @CumberlandFarms; and on Instagram @CumberlandFarms

River Witness

Help show just how big of a problem trash is in our rivers!

#RiverWitness is a new campaign that brings us together in taking action and showing appreciation of our rivers, despite the need to be physically distant this year. It’s an opportunity for you to get creative and engage online by sharing your photos, videos, and stories of what you witness when you visit or connect with your rivers.

  • Take photos, videos, or make art of the trash you find.
  • Share photos online using#RiverWitness #TiredOfTires and #PurgeThePlastic.
  • Tag Connecticut River Conservancy
  • Your images will be added to a beautiful mosaic showing our community of river witnesses.
Be a river witness

Attend a Trash Talk

Learn more about trash laws in your state and how you can join CRC to get involved locally and help stop the flow of trash. Join us for an informal chat about trash and our local waterways. Free and open to the public! Help spread the word.

2020 Virtual Trash Talks

Details coming soon!

Sign up to receive CRC’s Action Alert emails. You’ll be notified whenever there is urgent action to take in your state.

Action Alert Sign Up