Join EPMA on April 28th for our Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup! Over 3,000 volunteers come each year to pick up litter, remove invasive species and assist with park maintenance. Residents are drawn to the popular Charles River Cleanup from a desire to give back to their community while enjoying the beauty and wildlife along the Charles River. Volunteers build on the connections they establish during this day of stewardship by returning to the Charles to exercise, play and enjoy nature throughout the year.
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 25 million pounds of trash from America’s waterways. In 2016 and 2017, the Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup was recognized by American Rivers for the Most Volunteers Mobilized. This year we will be joining volunteers in Waltham to help cleanup the Charles River Greenway between Moody St. and Prospect St. We will be meeting at the Waltham Commuter Rail Station, accessed via the Fitchburg Line and several bus lines. After the cleanup is done we will gather at a nearby Bertucci’s to enjoy a free pizza party courtesy of the Waltham Land Trust! Hope you can join us this Earth Day!