Site Name

Slim Shad Point

Entry Id






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

Connecticut River

Name of the nearest road or crossroads

Route 116 bridge

Brief description of the trash site

Slim Shad Point is an accessible fishing area just downstream from the Holyoke Dam. It is used by anglers and appears to also have some overnight use. It is mostly small trash and debris, but there may be sharps present. From the access road to the Barrett Fishway, there are clearly marked signs and an accessible walkway down to the river.

Closest address is 2 N Bridge St, Holyoke, MA 01040. The Slim Shad address puts in across the bridge in South Hadley.

Type(s) of trash at the site

Fishing trash, bottles, blankets, tarps

Estimated number of volunteers this site needs for cleanup


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

Rakes, shovels, and loppers would be helpful.

Is this site suitable for children under 12?

Yes, ok for children