There was great energy at the Earth Day Magazine Beach Cleanup yesterday, with over 60 volunteers at work making the place look much better. Thanks to the Area 4 Junior Youth Empowerment Program, the Riverside Boat Club, the Charles River Conservancy, the CRLS students, the many neighborhood folks, and Starbucks volunteers who assisted. Thanks are also due to DCR for whisking the trash away and for fixing several of the benches in the park!
Starbucks, thanks for sponsoring the cleanup and providing the hot coffee, t-shirts, and Starbucks Community Volunteers. Thanks also to the Charles River Watershed Association, who organize the overall, whole Charles River, Earth Day Cleanup. Our event was part of the larger one, which draws thousands of volunteers each April to clean up the riverbanks.
Along with liquor bottles, broken glass, cans, bottle caps and cigarette butts, we found a lot of strange things, including: a man’s formal black shoe, a trench coat, a frying pan, a big bike lock, a corded telephone, hubcaps, headphones, VHS cassettes, and the plate from dumbbell…
We couldn’t have had a more beautiful day!