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 hold its Annual Fall River Community Cleanup along the Still River and Mad River!
Our Fall River Cleanup collaborates with the Farmington River Watershed Association (FRWA) and the Source to Sea Cleanup. With the help of members, volunteers, and the community, the FRWA leads in protecting and restoring the Farmington River. The Source to Sea Cleanup is a powerful and effective community event spanning the length of our 410-mile watershed in NH, VT, MA, & CT.
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 set 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 Coffee and Donuts while you register and submit your volunteer forms. They will also have a list of target areas for clean up, Eco-Friendly trash bags, and latex gloves if needed.
Return before noon. Bring your filled trash bag(s) to the Public Works truck parked near the Park.
Are you volunteering as an INDIVIDUAL or for a GROUP this year? Please click on the button below to submit your details. Children 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
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.