Charles River Cleanup

Join us for the Annual Charles River Cleanup!

Due to overwhelming interest regular registration has closed for the annual Charles River Cleanup on Saturday, April 26th from 9am – 12noon.  We still have a few remaining spots open for anyone who is interested in being a group volunteer leader.

To get more information or to volunteer as a group volunteer leader click here.

View this video of last year’s cleanup that was created by Brian Tortora.

Charles River Clean Up 2013 from Brian Tortora on Vimeo.

The Earth Day Charles River Cleanup provides volunteers an opportunity to serve their communities and engage in stewardship of the river and its parklands.

The 14th Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup was organized by: Charles River Watershed Association, The Esplanade Association, Department of Conservation and Recreation, Charles River Conservancy, Emerald Necklace Conservancy, Green Decade Newton, Senator Will Brownsberger’s Office, and Waltham


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