Pequabuck River clean up on April 26 | Bristol Observer

Pequabuck River clean up on April 26

April 14, 2014

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The Pequabuck River Watershed Association (PRWA) will conduct a river cleanup with the help of dozens of volunteers on Saturday, April 26 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

“The Pequabuck River Watershed Association is dedicated to protecting the PequabuckRiver 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, Nuchie’s Restaurant, and Covanta Energy, owner and operator of the 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 press release. “Covanta Energy has been a key supporter of this event along with Moran Environmental Recovery, who provides a crew to haul away the trash and recycle the metal.”

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 Annual Duck Race Sunday, May 4. The PequabuckRiver 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 in the press release.

Volunteers can simply show up in Nuchie’s parking lot, 164 Central St. between 8 to 8:15 a.m. Look for the 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.

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