Saturday, September 26, 10AM-1PM. River Cleanup for International Coastal Cleanup Day. Volunteers needed to help clean up the riverbank along East Avenue in Norwalk. We will weigh the collected trash, categorize it, and report it the Ocean Conservancy to help them track and eliminate ocean debris as part of International Coastal Cleanup 2020. Meet at Norwalk River Rowing docks at 1 Moody’s Lane, Norwalk. Waterproof footwear, long pants, and gloves advised. Rain date: Sunday Sept. 27. For more information and to register, contact NRWA at 877-NRWA-INFO or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cleanup is hosted by Norwalk River Rowing with support from NRWA, Surfrider, Skip the Plastic Norwalk, Cleaner CT Coalition, and Harbor Watch at Earthplace.
Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is the largest volunteer effort of its kind. Every September for more than 30 years, ICC has motivated over 11.5 million people from around the world to pick up over 210 million pounds of trash from nearly 390,000 miles of shoreline, according to Save the Sound. The Norwalk River watershed community is part of that statistic, having participated in the ICC for 10 years. Save the Sound organizes the ICC for CT.