3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Connecticut River Conservancy’s (CRC) 27th annual Source to Sea Cleanup is back this September 22nd – 23rd, with opportunities for individual groups to set their own specific cleanup days around this time. The objective is clear: safely collect as much trash as possible to reduce the impact of pollution across all four states of the 410-mile Connecticut River basin, including the tributaries that feed the main river in NH, VT, MA, and CT.
Volunteers are organized into groups with Group Leaders coordinating details at different trash sites. Trash tallies are also gathered after each cleanup, contributing to CRC’s long-standing database which is used to inform the nonprofit’s work in advocacy to reduce future pollution, support river restoration, and inform the public and policy-makers of issues affecting the environment.
In last year’s cleanup over 1,300 volunteers reported hauling 37 tons of trash from riverbanks and waterways across the four watershed states. Volunteers removed everything from recyclable bottles and cans to fishing equipment, food packaging, tires, televisions, and refrigerators. Over 12K beverage containers were tallied in 2022 alone!
Registration is now open for both Group Leaders and Volunteers to participate. Businesses and community groups are also encouraged to register, and entities able to support cleanup efforts through in-kind or monetary donations are greatly appreciated.
To sign up as a Volunteer or Group Leader, visit: secure.qgiv.com/event/source2seacleanup2023/
For any questions about getting involved, contact Stacey Lennard at firstname.lastname@example.org.