Souce to Sea clean up

Enfield - posted Sep, 05 2012

ENFIELD- Volunteers are sought for the 16th annual Connecticut River Source to Sea Clean Up on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event in Enfield and Somers this year is again co - sponsored by both the Enfield Conservation Commission, and the Scantic River Watershed Association. The mega event is coordinated by the Connecticut River Watershed Council (CRWC). This event includes the river’s entire length – from the source at the Canadian border 410 miles to the sea at Long Island Sound. The volunteers are encouraged to bring canoes, kayaks, and motorized boats to help with the cleanup. Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and bring gloves. The Enfield volunteers will meet at the Donald Barnes Boat Launch on South River Street in Enfield at 8 a.m. for registration and work assignments. Volunteers will be cleaning up the shoreline from the boat launch up to the state line, the Parsons Road Boat launch along the shore north of boat launch and crews will be doing some clean up along the Scantic River in Enfield, East Windsor & Somers. This year’s clean up will be expanded to include more areas along the Scantic River which will be coordinated by the Scantic River Watershed Association. If you want to clean up the Scantic River, please specify when you register. By volunteering you will be preventing injuries to wildlife, stopping pollution from entering rivers and streams and helping to maintain a clean environment where people want to come and enjoy the river. For further information on how to join this great effort or make a donation of money or supplies such as trash bags, work gloves, or plywood for the Enfield Clean Up please call Betty Slanetz at 860-749-8319, or Gretchen Pfeifer-Hall at 860-749-6594, or for Scantic River, Mike Dynia –at 860-745-9986

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