Summary: 2022 Neponset River Fall Cleanup

NepRWA is extremely grateful to all of the volunteers who participated in the fall cleanup on September 17th.

On Saturday, September 17th, more than 200 volunteers spread out across 14 different locations in Quincy, Dorchester, Milton, Mattapan, Hyde Park, Norwood, Dedham, and Canton, to help clean up trash and debris along the Neponset River, its tributaries, and surrounding parks.

Managed by dedicated site captains and community leaders, the volunteers collected thousands of pounds of trash in a 3-hour period, including more than 160 bags of trash, 20+ hypodermic needles, 19 tires, 500 pounds of metal beams, numerous metal pipes and other construction debris, 7 tires, 1 break rotor, 1 car exhaust system, an F150 driver’s side door, 1 car seat, 1 toilet seat, 1 street sign, 3 lawn chairs, 1 bed frame, 9 shopping carts, 1 TV, 3 couch cushions, 12 cans of paint, 1 Carousel horse — and lots of cigarette butts, nip bottles, masks, and plastic bottles.


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A great deal of thanks goes to our cleanup partners: MA Dept. of Conservation & Recreation (DCR), Deloitte, Belnel Neighborhood Association, Friends of the Blue Hills, City of Boston Parks and Recreation, Edgewater Neighborhood Association, Friends of the Boston Harbor Walk, Greater Boston Trout Unlimited, Quincy Asian Resources, Inc., Earthwatch, GZA, American Rivers, Canton DPW, Milton DPW, Norwood DPW, and photographer, Michael Sheridan.

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