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Cleanup Events and Measurements

Bags of TrashSince 2000, the Manchester Urban Ponds Restoration Program has organized 119 clean-up events.  Over the past 21 seasons of cleanups, 1071 volunteers have spent approximately 3,632 hours collecting 2,431 bags of trash!  This does not include the items illegally “dumped” such as shopping carts (99), tires (441), 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 21 seasons!

Spring 2021 Pond & Park Cleanups (Rain or Shine)

Saturday April 24, 2021 9:00 am – 11:0 0am 
Black Brook / Blodget Park (Front Street and Dunbarton Road)
Meet in parking lot.

Saturday May 1, 2021: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Stevens Pond / Stevens Pond Park (Bridge Street Extension)
Meet at kiosk at boat ramp.

Saturday May 8, 2021: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Nutts Pond / Precourt Park (Driving Park Road)
Meet at kiosk.

Cleanups will be held rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for weather and wear rubber knee-boots if possible. Latex gloves and plastic trash bags will be provided but please wear a mask within proximity to others and practice social distancing. Find the “Most Interesting or Unusual Piece of Trash” and win an award! Just bring yourself, a friend, and a sense of community spirit! We hope to see you there!

Thank you to all volunteers who helped out over the years!