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4-State Connecticut River Cleanup Effort Begins Today

September 28, 2018 - 10:19 am

WETHERSFIELD, Conn (WTIC) - Once again, hundreds of volunteers along the Connecticut River and its tributaries will be gathering for two days to conduct a region-wide cleanup of the waterways. 

The Connecticut River Conservancy is organizing the 22nd Annual Source To Sea Cleanup, which starts today and continues tomorrow, Saturday September 29th.

Organizers expect over 50 tons of trash will be collected along the 410-mile Connecticut River basin in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Conservancy executive director Andrew Fisk says thousands of people are coming out on behalf of their rivers, from Long Island Sound all the way up to the Canadian border. "Lots of people love and care about it," he said. "One of the things they do is come out every year in the fall and pick up trash and debris." 

One cleanup event is taking place at Wethersfield Cove and boat launch. Fisk says those interested in participating can go to their website ctriver.org to link up with the group.