Annual RiverSweep to clean up the Black River

REGION – Come get dirty to help us get the Black River clean! The 18th annual RiverSweep is happening on Saturday, Sept. 9 starting at 8 a.m. and ending at noon. Register at the headquarters either in Springfield where we’ll be at the footbridge in the Shopping Plaza or in Ludlow where we’ll be in the gazebo on the town green in Veterans Park.

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Aaron Weinstein piling trash from the bed of the Black River onto a floating “barge” in the 2016 RiverSweep.
Photo by Black River Action Team

Pick a site to work, grab some trash bags and work gloves (or bring your favorite pair of gloves), fill up on water, and go tackle the trash! Bring your haul back to the location headquarters so it can be tallied and sorted. You will receive a free tee shirt and a yummy lunch, compliments of local supporters. In Springfield, Young’s Furniture & Appliance will grill up hot dogs for everyone; in Ludlow, you’ll receive a coupon for a free slice of amazing cheese pizza at Goodman’s American Pie. This year, all volunteers will be entered to win cool prizes donated by local businesses, such as a $25 gift certificate from the Ludlow Cooking Company, home of the famous Lobster Roll.

For more information, please contact BRAT Director Kelly Stettner at 802-738-0456.

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