Low river levels due to a hot, dry summer have revealed large amounts of trash and debris in and along local rivers. Have you walked along a river or stream bank recently and found discarded cans and plastic bottles, fast food containers or other trash near local waterways? If so, the Connecticut River Watershed Council (CRWC) wants to know. The conservation group is asking all watershed residents to report trash sites in need of cleaning up by logging onto its website at www.ctriver.org, where users also can sign up for the 16th annual Source to Sea Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 29.
The Source to Sea Cleanup is an annual one-day coordinated cleanup of the rivers, streams and banks that make up the Connecticut River system. In 2011, volunteers pulled more than 50 tons of trash from about 60 miles of river banks and waterways.
To report a trash tip or for more information, contact CRWC at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (860) 704-0057.