From tires to bottles to a bicycle to a Barbie car, volunteers collected refuse from several areas around East Windsor during the Source To Sea cleanup Saturday.
The volunteers cleaned up along the Connecticut River on North Water Street and around the Dexter Coffin Bridge. They picked up garbage in Scantic River State Park, Broad Brook Pond, two other areas along the Scantic River.
The American Heritage River Commission organized the volunteers participating in the effort sponsored by the Connecticut River Watershed Council.
“Source to Sea Cleanup volunteers have worked hard to combat litter and illegally dumped trash,” Jacqueline Talbot, River Steward and organizer of the cleanup said in a press release. “In the past 15 years, our volunteers have prevented over 707 tons of trash from continuing to pollute the Connecticut River and its tributaries.”
Local organizer Alan Baker said it was disappointing that they find most of the refuse in the best places for fishing or easiest access to the rivers.