Annual CT River Cleanup Starts Friday

Studying Invasive Shrimp in CT
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This week (Sept. 23-24), thousands of volunteers will head out to remove trash along rivers, streams, parks, boat launches, trails and more in all 4 states of the Connecticut River basin (NH, VT, MA, CT). Organized by the Connecticut River Watershed Council (CRWC), the 20th annual Source to Sea Cleanup is open to volunteers of all ages and abilities.

In 2015, more than 2,300 volunteers pulled over 50 tons of trash from over 169 miles of riverbanks and waterways. Volunteers use human power and sometimes heavy equipment to remove everything from recyclables, fishing equipment and food waste to tires, televisions and refrigerators.

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