Merrimack River Cleanup Plan Proposed

The Merrimack River and Notre Dame Bridge as seen from Arms Park in Manchester, NH | Photo by Captain-tucker, via Wikimedia Commons

Boston.com: A nonprofit group is working to launch a massive clean-up effort for the Merrimack River [MA] after more than 1,000 syringes were pulled out of the water last year.

Rocky Morrison, the president of the Clean River Project, is requesting up to $25,000 from 15 communities situated along the Merrimack, the Eagle-Tribune reports. The funding would go toward hiring more personnel, stationing pontoon boats at strategic locations across the river, and purchasing an additional 25 floating trash containment booms.

Read more about the efforts to clean up the Merrimack River.