Connecticut River Clean Up Saturday Sept 23, 9:30 @ Herlihy Park, Whately

Help keep the Connecticut River clean at the annual Source to Sea Clean Up with the Connecticut River Conservancy, Sept 23, 9:30, at the Herlihy Park in Whately.

Directions to clean up site:

This is a project for UUSA congregants of all ages, the Green Sanctuary committee, and the UUSA Youth Group. We will work from 9:30 to noon. Please bring work gloves, rain boots, shovels, and rakes. The Connecticut River Conservancy will provide extra gloves, trash bags, and t-shirts. The site is very steep and very muddy.



The UUSA has participated in the Source to Sea Clean Up for many years–and it is making a difference. Each year we pull out less trash. This year we are moving from our regular site at the Sunderland Bridge because that site is in pretty good shape thanks to your good work.


We will continue the project the Youth Group started last year of cleaning up Sugar Loaf Brook. Last year we pulled out an entire car, plus tons of trash. This year there are a number of tires—and another car! Plus, sigh, a lot of trash.


If some folks want to start at the Blue Bridge in Sunderland for old times sake, we welcome help there, though thanks to your good work over the years, the work is light.  That work is picking up surface trash, enough to keep a few people busy for a short period of time. Then folks can join the others at Herlihy Park—which I am sorry to say has a lot of work that needs doing.


The Source to Sea Connecticut River Clean Up is a great way to be outside, in the water, and with friends doing good work. Please join us.


To sign up, please contact


Child waiver form:


Facilitated by Steve Rice, Kate Rice, and Karen Fisk