Volunteers Needed To Clean Connecticut River

Volunteers are needed for New England’s biggest one-day river cleanup this Saturday, October 16, along the Connecticut River.

The Connecticut River Watershed Council’s 14th Annual Source-To-Sea Cleanup was originally scheduled for October 2, but it was postponed by heavy rains that made the river’s shorelines unsafe. The “pumpkin flood,” as it was called, washed between 60,000 and 100,000 ripe pumpkins downriver from a farm in Bradford, Vermont.

During the clean-up, volunteers can expect to pull such trash from the river as tires, shopping carts, bottles, televisions, and more. Groups, individuals and businesses are asked to sign up ASAP, at: The Connecticut River Watershed Council, or contact Jacqueline Talbot at: cleanup@ctriver.org , or by phone at: (860) 704-0057.