Thousands participated in the Charles River Earth Day Cleanup up and down the basin on Saturday, including at Magazine Beach. Many thanks to Bunker Hill Community College, Ray Street Alumni, the Riverside Boat Club and neighborhood volunteers for pitching in–picking up trash and sticks at the park. Among our finds: styrofoam cups, fishing lures, bottles and bottle caps, needles, a laptop and even an empty cremation urn (with ashes sprinkled along the beach). The latter was a first for the cleanup.
It was a gorgeous day and it felt good to working together with a common purpose: readying the park for long summer days of picnicking and swimming at the pool. The pool opens June 25th. Yoga returns to then, too!
Thank you, volunteers! Thank you, organizers: the Charles River Watershed Association and the Charles River Conservancy!