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15th Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup
Saturday, April 26, 2014
9am - 12pm
At sites along the Charles River and its tributaries
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In a collaboration led by Charles River Watershed Association, volunteers from over 20 towns will work together to remove litter and debris and beautify the Charles River and its surrounding parklands in one of the nation’s largest one-day river cleanup events! Volunteers will remove trash from sites throughout the Charles River watershed from Milford to Boston.
Since 2000, the Charles River Watershed Association has coordinated the Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup each April with a collaborative of other non-profit organizations. Volunteers participate as part of more than 100 different neighborhood, school, religious, and corporate teams, as well as individually. Our volunteers remove trash and debris including television sets, bicycles, styrofoam cups, and plastic bags located in the river and on its banks at 100 sites along the 80-mile river. At last year’s event, we estimate that we removed 50 tons of litter, making the Charles River cleaner, healthier, and more beautiful! The Charles River Cleanup is organized by a collaborative of groups interested in keeping the river and our communities clean and healthy, including Charles River Watershed Association, Charles River Conservancy, The Esplanade Association, Emerald Necklace Conservancy, Green Decade Newton, Senator Brownsberger’s Office, Waltham Land Trust and MA Department of Conservation and Recreation.
The 15th Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup is a part of the American Rivers National River Cleanup.
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2014 Cleanup Sponsors
Thank you to all of our amazing cleanup sponsors. This event would not be possible without them.
Shaw's River Street
Special thanks to Watertown Yacht Club for making their facility available as a rest stop for Cleanup volunteers
Interested in sponsoring the 15th Annual Earthday Charles River Cleanup? We would love to partner with your company or organization. View the sponsorship packet or contact Alexandra Ash for more information.
Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who will participate in the 2014 Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup!
Complete list coming soon
2013 Cleanup Click here to learn more about last year's Cleanup. View a list of volunteer groups and sponsors, and find out how much garbage we collected!