18th annual Mystic River Fall Cleanup Announced

Friends of the Mystic River will hold its 18th annual Mystic River Fall Cleanup from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. For more information see: http://www.fomr.org/

Check-in is at the Condon Band Shell park on Mystic Valley Parkway (Route 16), east of Winthrop Street across from St. Joseph's Church. Volunteers are invited to collect trash and debris in the Condon Shell Park/Route 16 area, or at any other location of their choosing between the Lower Mystic Lake and Torbert MacDonald Park.

The Friends will supply bags, gloves and pokers. Refreshments also will be provided.

Volunteers also are needed to help staff the check-in table.

In the event of heavy rain on Sept. 29, the cleanup will be canceled.

Friends of the Mystic River (www.fomr.org) is a Medford-based community organization focused on the enjoyment, protection and enhancement of the Mystic River in Medford.

For more information, call 781-391-2604 or e-mail Mystic02155@hotmail.com.