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Strolling Along the River Imagine the Junk Volunteers Find

East Windsor volunteers participated in the Source to Sea cleanup Saturday.

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.

Cassandra Forsythe September 30, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Great story! Such a wonderful task!
Datus September 30, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Sick. Good on the volunteers to clean this up, but shame on the people who pollute their own environment. It seems East Windsor has a particular problem with polluters? Perhaps enforcement is too lax? I can't begin to understand why a human being would be so careless and irresponsible. It's worse than animals. Really it's one of the greatest offenses to me. Very destructive and uncivil. I would easily support more extreme penalties for illegal dumping.
Kris October 02, 2012 at 04:03 AM
How do I sign up to be a volunteer?
Larry Smith October 02, 2012 at 11:11 AM
Kris, Contact Alan Baker, American Heritage River Commission of East Windsor: 860-543-4309, alan.baker2@gmail.com. Best, Larry

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