May 9, 2021

‘Source to Sea’ Annual River Cleanup on Great Meadow Sept 29

Join the Essex Land Trust for the 16th annual ‘Source to Sea’ Cleanup of the rivers, streams and banks that make up the vast Connecticut River system from the Canadian border to Long Island Sound. This year’s focus will be Essex’ Great Meadow, from 8:30 a.m. until noon, September 29.

The annual Source to Sea Cleanup is a one-day cleanup coordinated by the Connecticut River Watershed Council in all four states of the Connecticut River Watershed, home to more than 2.5 million people.  For 60 years the Connecticut River Watershed Council has been advocating for the sustainable use of the Connecticut River watershed from source to sea.  The Source to Sea Cleanup is the Watershed Council’s largest event and a feel-good volunteer opportunity for all.  To date we have prevented more than 707 tons of trash from flowing downstream.

All ages and abilities are welcome and will help make a concrete difference for water quality, recreation and wildlife. Wear long pants, long sleeve shirts, sturdy shoes/boots and work gloves. Meet at 8:30am by the Essex Boat Club. Take the unpaved drive off River Road, Essex, right after #143. Rain or shine. Refreshments served.