River clean-ups are a fun and rewarding experience! MyRWA typically hosts or partners with other organizations to participate in spring-time river clean-ups. If you would like to host a river clean-up please contact us and we’ll be sure to help spread the word!
MYSTIC COMMUNITY EARTH DAY 2014
Mystic Community Earth Day is organized by many community groups and organizations in the Mystic River Watershed to coordinate efforts around Earth Day. Stay tuned for more information on Earth Day plans. If you'd like to help plan an event please contact Beth@MysticRiver.org.
Saturday, April 26th
Cambridge: Alewife Earth Day Cleanup and DCR Park Serve Day
Friends of Alewife Reservation will host a park cleanup along Alewife Brook and Little River in coordination with DCR Park Serve Day on Saturday, April 26 from 10:00a.m to 2:00 p.m. All supplies will be provided. Volunteers should meet outside the Alewife MBTA station at the passenger pickup area.
Contact: www.friendsofalewifereservation.org/ or (617)-415-1884 or email@example.com
Chelsea: Chelsea Collaborative will host a city-wide cleanup with a celebration afterwards on Saturday, April 26. Volunteers should meet at 8:30 a.m. at Chelsea City Hall, 500 Broadway for the cleanup; tree-planting activities from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and a celebration from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. will follow at Bosson Park on Grove St. Food will be available and supplies will be provided, all we need is body power! In case of heavy rain the city cleanup will be held on Saturday, May 3.
Contact: http://www.chelseacollab.org or Maria Belen Power at MariaBelenP@ChelseaCollab.org or 617-889-6080 X115.
Malden: Tri-City Community Action Program, Inc. (Tri-CAP), Friends of the Malden River, the City of Malden and Cambridge Health Alliance are partnering to organize a cleanup around the Malden River. Meet at Cambridge Health Alliance, 195 Canal Street in Malden. The event will run from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 26. All supplies will be provided. This event is rain or shine.
Contact: Loretta Kemp at Tri-CAP, 781.322.4125 or LKemp@tri-cap.org.
Medford: Friends of the Mystic River will host its 19 annual Mystic River Spring Clean-Up on Saturday, April 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. meeting at the Hormel Stadium lot, 90 Locust Street. Clean-up supplies will be provided. The clean-up will include the Mystic Riverbend Park and MacDonald Park, but participants may travel to any other location they wish along the Mystic in Medford. Morning and lunchtime refreshments provided. In the event of heavy rain, the cleanup will be canceled.
Contact: www.fomr.org, 781-391-2604 or Mystic02155@hotmail.com.
Somerville: Mystic River Watershed Association, the City of Somerville, Groundwork Somerville, Gentle Giant Rowing Club and KEEN Footwear are hosting a river clean-up on Saturday, April 26 from 9AM until noon, with a BBQ afterwards at the Blessing of the Bay Boathouse, 32 Shore Drive, Somerville. This event is also part of Comcast Cares Day. Groups will disperse from the boathouse in various directions. All supplies will be provided. Parking will be permitted on Shore Drive for this event.
Contact: Beth MacBlane, 781-316-3438 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thinking about organizing a river clean-up?
Here are some things to consider: You’ll need gloves, trash bags, a dumpster or way to dispose of the garbage collected, and lots of volunteers.
Volunteers wanted in West Medford for ongoing monthly clean up of Lower Mystic Lake area. Join a dedicated group of neighbors who take turns cleaning up. Contact Barbara Van Zoeren email@example.com to get involved!
Friends of the Mystic River, a Medford-based community organization focused on the enjoyment, protection and enhancement of the Mystic River in Medford, often organizes river cleanups. Visit their website at www.fomr.org for more information.