River clean up Saturday

2013OctRivercleanu 016The Pequabuck River Watershed Association will conduct a river cleanup with the help of dozens of volunteers on Saturday, April 25 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 Chet Reed, president of PRWA.

The Pequabuck River Watershed Association’s cleanup is co-sponsored by Moran Environmental Recovery, 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 Reed. “Covanta Energy has been a key supporter of this event along with Moran Environmental Recovery, which 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 3. 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 Reed.

Volunteers can simply show up in Nuchie’s Parking lot, 164 Central St. between 8 to 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.