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September 27-28th, 2024

(or a date that works for you)

Welcome to the 28th annual Source to Sea Cleanup! Our goal is to remove as much trash as possible from our waterways, riverbanks, and communities across the 410-mile Connecticut River watershed in NH, VT, MA, and CT. Get your gloves and trash bags ready and join thousands of volunteers today! All ages welcome.

graphic depicting Source to Sea's all-time impact: 39.5 thousand volunteers participated, 1.1 thousand tons of trash removed, 13.9 thousand tires collected, and 144 thousand beverage containers collected

27 Years of Cleanup Efforts

Since 1997, groups of volunteers have come together to remove trash from local rivers in support of clean water and healthy habitats throughout the Connecticut River watershed – in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Cleanup efforts help to advocate for environmental policy that stops pollution at the source.  

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Trash Advocacy All Year Round

While the Source to Sea Cleanup is all about picking up trash in our waterways, streets, and parks – it is also part of a greater effort that includes recycling our waste, speaking up for legislative actions to reduce pollution, and advocating for producers to develop products that are less harmful for the environment.

You Can Make an Impact
girl carrying trash bucket along riverbank

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Report a Trash Site

Does your town have a dirty litter secret? It’s time to do something about it.

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Browse Resources

Get access to information and tools to help plan your cleanup.

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Share Your Impact

Change begins with you. Share how you are making a difference!

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The Source to Sea Cleanup is proud to partner with
Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup and American Rivers National River Cleanup
for cleaner waterways around the U.S. and the world.