Charles River Conservancy – Annual Earth Day Cleanup

Clean-up Information

Charles River Conservancy
River: Charles River
Contact Phone: (412) 721-9797
Event Date & Time: 04/23/2022, 10:00 am

The Conservancy is thrilled to be able to offer in-person cleanups to celebrate Earth Day 2022. Cleanup events will be taking place April 22 and April 23, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and groups will be assigned their own stretch of the Charles River Basin to cleanup. Individuals and families will join us at our community site in Cambridge. We hope you will join us for a safe and fun way to get outside and give back to the parks that have given us so much!

The Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup builds on a national effort as part of American Rivers’ National River Cleanup®, which to date, has removed over 25 million pounds of trash from America’s waterways. From 2016 to 2019, the Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup was recognized by American Rivers for the Most Pounds of Trash Collected and Most Volunteers Mobilized.​

Our cleanup brings together over 3,000 volunteers each year to pick up litter along the Charles River. Residents are drawn to the popular Charles River Cleanup from a desire to give back to their community while enjoying the beauty and wildlife along the river. Volunteers hold onto the connections they establish during this day of stewardship by returning to the Charles to exercise, play and enjoy nature throughout the year.

Cleanup Sign-up

Sign up here to volunteer with your local cleanup. Bringing friends and family with you? Please register each volunteer separately!