Fall River Cleanup
September 23, 2023 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
(rain date Sunday, September 24)
Friends of Main Street is partnering with the Winchester Conservation Commission to introduce a Fall River Community Cleanup along the Still River and Mad River!
Our Fall River Cleanup is inspired by the Connecticut River Conservancy, which sponsors an annual cleanup along the Connecticut River and its tributaries. Volunteers in four states (CT, MA, VT, NH) will be working to beautify our environment and improve water quality on the same weekend.
Take pride in your community and help clean up litter on riverbanks, sidewalks, and streets so that we can continue to enjoy clean waterways. Don’t worry if you cannot fill a whole bag of trash or go down to the river banks; your efforts make a difference.
Photography by ©Barbara Douglas
Join us individually, with your family,
or as a GROUP!
WHERE: Meet Us on The Green!
Friends of Main Street will be setting up an information tent at East End Park at 9:30 am. Bring and wear gloves. If you plan to go to the riverbanks, bring your waders!
The Winchester Conservation Commission will provide a list of target areas for clean up and Eco-Friendly trash bags and latex gloves, if needed.
Return at 11:30 am. Bring your filled trash bag(s) to the Public Works truck parked near the park.
Join us under the tent for water and pizza from local restaurants at 12:00 pm.
Is your GROUP volunteering this year? Please click on the button below to submit your GROUP's details
Protecting clean water, Restoring healthy rivers.
*Instructions for those picking up trash: Have fun and be safe – Priority No. 1! Please wear comfortable walking shoes/waders, old clothing, and a bright color/reflective jacket or shirt. Protect yourself from ticks: Wear long clothing with pants that tuck into socks. All clothing should be washed (in case of ticks), and a shower taken immediately upon returning home. An adult should accompany all children. Watch out for broken glass, and do not pick it up. Small nipper bottles should be included with the trash bag. Keep soda cans and any glass in a separate bag from trash to be properly recycled at RRDD1. Friends of Main Street Winsted (FOMS) will not be responsible for bodily injury, property damage, COVID/illness that may occur due to this clean-up.