Ashuelot River and Beaver Brook: Conservancy hosts river cleanup

WALPOLE, N.H. — Monadnock region residents will wade along the banks of the Ashuelot River and Beaver Brook on Friday, Sept. 15, and Saturday, Sept. 16, as part of the annual Connecticut River Conservancy's Source to Sea Cleanup, a four-state community event to clean up the Connecticut River and its tributaries. Local sponsors include the Cheshire County Conservation District, the Ashuelot River Local Advisory Committee, the city of Keene, Granite State Rural Water Association, Keene State College, Keene Young Professionals, Moosewood Ecological, and The Harris Center for Conservation Education.

Cleanup crews will start working at 9 a.m. on both days. Sites include locations in Keene, Swanzey, and Marlow. Volunteers do not require a boat but are encouraged to bring a boat and life jackets if available. If you would like to use a canoe be sure to register and request one. Trash bags and gloves will be provided to all volunteers. Source to Sea Cleanup T-shirts will be given to the first 100 participants.

Volunteers are needed. To find out more information on meeting sites, register at Cheshire County Conservation District at 603-756-2988, ext. 116, or and visit the cleanup event page at


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