Thank you to all our amazing volunteers for helping to keep the Esplanade and the Charles clean!
This weekend approximately 4,000 volunteers and community leaders joined forces to clean the banks of the 80-mile Charles River at the 14th Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup. In a collaboration led by Charles River Watershed Association, volunteers from over 20 towns worked 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 removed an estimated 5 tons of trash from sites throughout the Charles River watershed from Milford to Boston. 20 cubic yards of trash were picked up on the Esplanade alone! View the film below made by Brian Tortora which provides a glimpse into this year’s Cleanup event.
The Earth Day Charles River Cleanup provides volunteers an opportunity to serve their communities and engage in stewardship of the river and its parklands. This year, the Cleanup provided a meaningful conclusion to National Volunteer Week, which ran from April 21st to April 27th.
The 14th Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup is 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 Land Trust.