Connecticut River cleanup set for Oct. 4-5

The Connecticut River Watershed Council is seeking volunteers for its 17th annual Source to Sea Cleanup of the Connecticut River system on Oct. 4.

Rivers, streams and their banks, as well as parks, boat launches, trails and other areas in the the four-state Connecticut River watershed will be cleaned.

The Source to Sea Cleanup will take place on Oct. 4 and 5.

In southeastern Connecticut, The Nature Conservancy, a partner in the Source to Sea Cleanup, will host cleanup s of the Ragged rock Creek Preserve in Old Saybrook. The salt marsh is littered with a lot of debris from storm surge from Hurricane Sandy.

Those interested in volunteering should contact Cynthia Fowx at: theden@tnc.org or (203) 226-4991.

People are also invited to report trash sites in need of cleaning up at: www.ctriver.org or by calling (860) 704-0057.

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