Another Terrific Fall Cleanup

More than 400 volunteers turned out for the Neponset River Cleanup on September 25.

From the upper Neponset River in Walpole, all the way to the Neponset River Estuary in Quincy, hundreds of volunteers spent their Saturday morning working to pick up trash and improve local neighborhoods, waterways, and parks.

In 3 hours, the volunteers collected 402 trash bags of litter (bottles, cans, food packaging, plastics, masks, etc.), 280+ nip bottles, and 92 tires, PLUS:

51 hypodermic needles, 3 carpets, 2 shopping carts, 3 bikes, 34 Miller Highlife cans, 1 drone, 1 soccer ball, 3 dock floats, 2 large pieces of Styrofoam, 2 plastic buckets, 1 BBQ grill, 1 large drill bit, 1 tent, 1 metal drum, part of an industrial vacuum cleaner, 3 chairs, 1 iron anchor, a coil of metal cable, 1 pair of sandals, lots of wood planks, loads of construction debris, cigarette butts, 1 sewing machine, vape pens, and almost enough materials to make an entire car with different cleanup locations gathering 5 automobile seats, 1 glove compartment, 1 car dashboard, and 1 fender!

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Thanks to our presenting sponsor, ENE Systems, Inc., and additional sponsors, GZA, Paddle Boston, and James G. Grant Co.

Thanks also to our partners MA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), Belnel Neighborhood Association, Caring Canton Citizens, Dorchester Running Club, East River Neighborhood Association, Edgewater Neighborhood Association, Friends of the Boston Harbor Walk, Hollingsworth & Vose, Milton DPW, Norwood DPW, Norfolk County Mosquito Control, Norwood Trails Committee, Riverwalk Common Condominiums Association, Walpole Trails Committee, and American Rivers.