River clean-up set for Oct. 5; volunteers needed

The Pequabuck River Watershed Association (PRWA) will conduct a river cleanup with the help of dozens of volunteers on Saturday, Oc. 5 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
“The Pequabuck River Watershed Association is dedicated to protecting the Pequabuck River because a healthy community starts with a healthy river. Our volunteers are excited to pitch in! They know a cleaner river is a healthier community,” said Carl Swanson, president of PRWA, in a press release.
The Pequabuck River Watershed Association’s cleanup is co-sponsored by Moran Environmental Recovery, Connecticut River Watershed Council, Nuchie’s Restaurant, and Covanta Energy, owner and operator of our local trash to energy plant.
“It is exciting to note that the trash collected during our River cleanup will become electricity for our local community,” said Swanson in the release.
The cleanup will focus on “depository” areas of the river such as the Forestville bend, just below the Broad Street pump house.
“The cleanup will help showcase the River when people assemble in Forestville for the Pumpkin Festival Saturday, Oct. 27. The Pequabuck River is so important to our community; we’ve got to take every opportunity we can to protect it; for us and for future generations”, said Swanson.
Volunteers can simply show up in Nuchie’s parking lot, 164 Central Street between 8 and – 8:15 a.m.. You will see PRWA signs indicating the meeting location.
For more information, contact Mary Rydingsward at maryrydingsward@gmail.com or (860)670-4761, or on Facebook: Pequabuck River Watershed Association.