Earth Day cleanup April 27 near Charles River

 

Staff Reporters, Cambridge Chronicle

Cambridge- In honor of Earth Day, which was Monday, April 22, hundreds of Cambridge residents will pick up debris along the banks of the Charles River on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to noon for the 14th annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup. This was rescheduled from an original date of Saturday, April 20.

Last year when volunteers partook in this large-scale trash pickup, they removed an estimated 50 tons of litter, making the Charles River a cleaner, healthier and more visually pleasing waterway. The cleanup also prepares the parklands for recreational use.

Dozens of groups are represented and thousands of volunteers are already signed up to participate. After the cleanup ends at noon, there will be a party at the Hatch Shell in Boston to celebrate the Charles River and appreciate cleanup participants. Volunteers who wear their Earth Day T-shirts will be provided snacks at the Hatch Shell. All are welcome to hear VIP speakers talk about Earth Day and the improved water quality of the Charles River.

One of the organizations coordinating volunteers is the Charles River Conservancy. CRC is organizing parkland cleanup in Cambridge, Watertown and Allston-Brighton.

For more information about Earth Day and other volunteer efforts of the CRC, visit www.thecharles.org.

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