By Max Silverman
On Saturday, April 29th, EPMA teamed up with over 3,000 volunteers along the banks of the Charles River for the 18th annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup. The Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup builds on a national effort as part of American Rivers’ National River Cleanup, which to date, has removed over 20.7 million pounds of trash from America’s waterways!
EPMA had a great volunteer turnout was blessed with one of the nicest days this spring – 70's and sunny! We met at the Esplanade and got our T-shirts and cleanup equipment at the steps of the Hatch Shell. We were joined at the Hatch Shell by groups from PWC, Boston University Engineering, and several other organizations. There were also individuals and families ranging from young children to seniors.
Through a little bit of sweat, a few laughs and plenty of smiles, the volunteers on the Esplanade were able to fill bag after bag with garbage and floating debris that gathered along the water's edge during the winter. We removed bottles, food wrappers, lots of disintegrated Styrofoam cups and even some hazardous items. Runners, bikers, and walkers stopped to say thanks! For all who enjoyed the event and anyone who did not attend but would like to get involved, you can check out all of the great events that we have coming down the pipe here: https://usgbcma.org/events