HOLYOKE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Do your part to help clean up the Connecticut River! Seth and Lauren took part in the Annual Source to Sea River Cleanup! Seth was able to help a group of volunteers dig out a boat out of the middle of the river!
- At Jones Ferry specifically, there were over 30 bags of trash, 2 shopping carts, a fiberglass boat frame, and 9 tires found in the 2 day event.
- The Connecticut River Watershed Council uses trash info from groups to work all year long on keeping trash out of our rivers in the first place – things like tire/mattress/appliance take-back programs from producers, more/better recycling of plastic bottles/bags, banning Styrofoam dock floats, etc.
How to Help:
Supporting the Connecticut River Watershed Council’s annual Source to Sea Cleanup will make an immediate impact on the health and beauty of your community. You can help protect our water resources and be a part of this fun and positive event. Here’s how:
- Join a Group: Find a group near you accepting cleanup volunteers and spend a few hours picking up trash.
- Lead a Group: Start a cleanup group in your town. Find a site in need of cleaning, organize volunteers and removal of trash. Here are tips on how to lead a successful cleanup.
- Cleanup Volunteer: Help hang posters, pack cleanup supplies, or report a trash site in need of cleaning.
- Cleanup Sponsor: Support the cleanup with a donation of funds, goods or services.