Thanks to all who participated in this year’s cleanup!

The 2023 Source to Sea Cleanup has concluded. Thanks so much to the 130+ groups and over 1200 volunteers who participated! Your dedication to ridding our rivers of pollution is making a huge positive impact.

Look to our website for the 2023 Cleanup Chronicle by year's end. The Chronicle encompasses some of the stories, photos, and trash stats that make the Cleanup so powerful. 

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And join us in September 2024 for the 28th annual Cleanup!

Welcome to the 27th Annual Source to Sea Cleanup!

September 22-23, 2023  [or a date that works best for you]

The Source to Sea Cleanup is CRC's powerful and effective community event spanning the length of our 410-mile watershed in NH, VT, MA, & CT. Each fall, thousands of volunteers of all ages and abilities come together to do their part and spend a few hours making the water cleaner, the river banks safer, and the wildlife happier.

We can all be part of the solution for clean, healthy rivers, full of life!

Our Cleanup Map

VOLUNTEERS: This is a visual representation of all or our Registered Cleanup Groups. Zoom in to find a Cleanup near you and note Group Name. When you register, choose that Group Name from the dropdown menu.
Green pins
= Registered Cleanup Groups - PUBLIC
Red pins
= Registered Cleanup Groups - PRIVATE

GROUP LEADERS: Use this map to help you find a site. You may also register for a site that's not on this map. Starting 8/1, map will default to show only Registered Cleanups. To find an adoptable site, open the "legend button" (top left corner in black bar) to toggle on the Adoptable Sites layer. 
Blue pins
= Sites in need of work

Share Your Photos & Stories: Be a #RiverWitness

Get creative and engage the community online by sharing photos, videos, and stories of what you witness during your Cleanup. There are no limits on the ways you can be a #RiverWitness, so get creative!

To get started:

  1. Take photos or videos capturing your time either enjoying the river or cleaning up trash
  2. Post on social media using the hashtag #RiverWitness
  3. Be sure to tag @ctriverconservancy on Instagram 
  4. Let us know where you are, what brings you to the river, and what sort of river beauty or river pollution you see

Not on social? Click here to post your images.

Connecticut River Conservancy's Source to Sea Cleanup is proud to partner with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup and American Rivers National River Cleanup, for cleaner waterways around the U.S. and the world.