Since 2000, the Manchester Urban Ponds Restoration Program has organized 116 clean-up events. Over the past 20 seasons of cleanups, 1066 volunteers have spent approximately 3,618 hours collecting 2,394 bags of trash! This does not include the items illegally “dumped” such as shopping carts (98), tires (431), car batteries, other car parts, construction debris, and other items. In addition, the value of volunteer time spent at these clean-ups has amounted to over $78,000 over these past 19 seasons!
Please dress appropriately for weather, and please wear boots if you have them. Trash bags and latex gloves will be provided. Just bring yourself, a friend, and a sense of community spirit! See you there!
Thank you to all volunteers who helped out over the years!