Neponset River Cleanup

Cleanups make a huge difference in the health of the Neponset River, and over the years we’ve collected a mind-boggling array of debris, including abandoned cars, bicycles and motorcycles, tires, shopping carts, construction materials, dock pieces, flotsam, and jetsam, and all manner of everyday trash.  We’ve even pulled out a kitchen sink!

Volunteers are essential to our Cleanups
Many hands make light work, and we could never accomplish as much as we do without the help of our many dedicated volunteers.

As a volunteer, you may work from boats or from land.  We provide all tools, gloves, bags, water, and snacks.  Folks should always come prepared to get dirty and should dress for the weather (hats, sunscreen, closed-toed shoes).

Click here to volunteer for our September 25, 2021 cleanup

If you’re unable to volunteer but still wish to help, consider making a donation to the cleanup effort at

If you’re interested in sponsoring a cleanup, please contact Development Director, Jennifer Hopcroft at or 781-575-0354 x303

View past cleanup photos