Connecticut River basin cleanup open for registration
BRATTLEBORO - Registration is now open for the Connecticut River Conservancy’s 25th annual Source to Sea cleanup, from Friday, September 24, to Sunday, September 26.
The annual Source to Sea cleanup is a river cleanup, CRC-coordinated in all four states of the 410-mile Connecticut River basin, one of the largest in the country. For the last 25 years, CRC has coordinated this annual event by organizing volunteers and equipping them with the tools needed to get the job done. The new streamlined registration process will allow anyone to report a site in need of trash removal, start their own cleanup group, or find a local volunteer group to join.
Groups can clean up anywhere trash is found or can adopt one of the reported trash sites in need of cleaning. Group leaders can order free gloves and trash bags from CRC through the same system. Group leaders are responsible for bringing together a team, scouting a cleanup site and collecting, disposing, and tallying trash. Cleanup volunteers can use the CleanSwell smartphone app to tally this year’s trash.Last year, more than 1,300 volunteers, in 200 groups, collected 34.9 tons of trash along 262 miles of river, according to CRC’s trash tallies.
Interested in getting dirty for clean rivers? Register at www.ctriver.org/cleanup.