Source to Sea Cleanup

September 26, 8:00am – 11:30am. Source to Sea Cleanup —fresh air, exercise, and a cleaner environment!

Join us at the Wethersifield Cove Boat Launch.

Sponsored by the Great Meadows Conservation Trust and the Connecticut River Conservancy. Register on the CRC website for liability waiver. (https://www.ctriver.org/our-work/source-to-sea-cleanup/) Wear long pants, long sleeves, gloves, footwear…and a mask! Trash bags provided. Meet at Cove Park Boat launch area 8 am-9am. Plenty of room for social distancing!

We’ll break into groups: Group 1 will deploy on foot along Cove Park shore to the west. Group 2 will deploy on foot to the east along the shore of the Cove inlet, under I91, and south along the CT River Bank. Group 3 will deploy by boat, if available, to the north side of the inlet along I91 embankment. Group 4 bring your own kayak, canoe, or boat and deploy along the shore of the Cove, and out along the river up and down stream.

See the progress of nature restoring a marsh and floodplain
forested landscape.

Group 5 will deploy by car to the north side of the Cove (out along Hartford Avenue, into the South Meadows pump station access road, through the dike and gate, along the road inside the dike, under Route 15, and up over the dike and down into the Folly Brook Nature area.

Check out the Brainard Airport approach
where tree obstruction cutting will take place.

Group 6 will follow group 5, but continue under I91, park near the MDC tunnel access and walk over the dike and down into the Folly Brook Nature area East of I91, following the sewer outfall to the River. In addition to cleaning up trash, observe the eagles’ nest and GB heron rookery, beaver lodge as well as the Brainard Airport runway 20 approach slated for “tree obstruction removal.”

Questions? info@gmct.org or 860-808-9968.