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Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup

Friday, April 22, 2022Saturday, April 23, 2022
Various sites on the Charles River

The Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup builds on a national effort as part of American Rivers’ National River Cleanup®, which to date, has removed over 25 million pounds of trash from America’s waterways. From 2016 to 2019, the Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup was recognized by American Rivers for the Most Pounds of Trash Collected and Most Volunteers Mobilized.​

Our cleanup brings together over 3,000 volunteers each year to pick up litter, remove invasive species and assist with park maintenance along all 80 miles of the Charles River. Residents are drawn to the popular Charles River Cleanup from a desire to give back to their community while enjoying the beauty and wildlife along the river. Volunteers hold onto the connections they establish during this day of stewardship by returning to the Charles to exercise, play, and enjoy nature throughout the year.

Registration is now open for the Annual Charles River Earth Day Cleanup! Individual, Small Group, and Corporate registrations available.

**Please ONLY register through the Charles River Watershed Association link below if you are interested in volunteering in the following towns:
Bellingham, Dedham, Dover, Franklin, Holliston, Hopedale, Medfield, Medway, Milford, Millis, Natick, Needham, Newton, Norfolk, Sherborn, Wellesley, Weston, West Roxbury