A beautiful weekend with wonderful people cleaning up one of our favorite stretches of river. This was our first time hosting a cleanup in New Haven, and we are all a little starry-eyed with how beautiful and pleasant the town and its people are.
Any time we are cleaning up a part of the river for the first time, volunteers end up hauling a bunch of junk out of there. This was no exception - 155 volunteers removed 7.2 TONS of trash from the river floodplain in one day!
The river was really low for springtime, which made some places hard to access while exposing other areas for cleaning. We had excellent volunteers from New Haven, other local towns like Washington, St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbia and more. Small children to community elders came to help out.