The Pequabuck River Watershed Association will be looking to clean up the river in Bristol and Plainville between 8am and 12.30pm on April 30 and is asking for volunteers to join.
“We need help cleaning up hundreds of plastic tongs and water bottles, car tires and other trash from the river,” association president Mary Rydingsward said in a statement. communicated. “The waste from our river flows into the Farmington River, then the Connecticut River, and ends up in the Long Island Sound. We know that millions of tons of plastic end up in our country’s rivers and streams every year. And it’s more than just horror; it can contaminate our drinking water and threaten aquatic life.
Participants are asked to meet in Plainville on the dirt road south of the West Cemetery on Route 177 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. Bristol volunteers can meet in the parking lot behind 150 Central Street. Signage will indicate the meeting space.
The cleanup, in conjunction with the association, is sponsored by Moran Environmental Recovery.
“As a marine and environmental organization, Moran is committed to doing our part to be environmental stewards,” said CEO Mike Barden.
Association members said the organization has been involved in river cleanups for more than a decade.
Those interested in participating in the Plainville cleanup are asked to contact John Sokolowski at 860-384-5994 or [email protected] Those wishing to help in Bristol can contact Mary Rydingsward at [email protected], call 860-670-4761 or contact the association’s facebook page.