In fact, we'll need you more than ever, as rain events bring more trash toward waterbodies.

... but several groups have been postponing or cancelling ... Many Cleanup groups will forge onward, despite the rain. Please look for announcements from your Group Leader if their plans have changed, and check your group's Cleanup page (type name in blue search bar at top of page).

We wish everyone a safe and productive 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.