Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup
We hope you will join us for a safe and fun way to get outside and give back to the parks that have given us so much! Cleanup events will be taking place Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Groups will be assigned their own stretch of the Charles River Basin (Cambridge, Watertown, and Allston/Brighton) to clean up.
Please note that this is a very popular cleanup, and slots are limited and tend to fill up quickly. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. Large groups can join our waitlist, but there’s still space for small groups and individuals.
ABOUT THE CLEANUP
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 along 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.