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Connecticut River Cleanup Is This Weekend

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The Connecticut River Conservancy's annual Source to Sea Cleanup is one of the largest volunteer river cleanups in the country

Connecticut River Conservancy coordinates 25th annual trash removal

One of the largest river cleanups in the country is taking place in western New England this weekend.

This year marks the Connecticut River Conservancy’s 25th annual Source to Sea Cleanup.

Thousands of volunteers in four states will fan out to assigned locations to pick up trash that has been left along the river bank, at boat launches, in parks, and on trails.

Hired contractors will haul away debris that includes mattresses and tires.

The Conservancy reports that over the course of more than two decades of cleanups over 1,200 tons of trash has been collected.

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Andrew Fisk, Executive Director of the Connecticut River Conservancy.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.