Since 2000, the Manchester Urban Ponds Restoration Program has organized 130 clean-up events. Over the past 24 seasons of cleanups, 1271 volunteers have spent approximately 4,063 hours collecting 2,6741 bags of trash! This does not include the items illegally “dumped” such as shopping carts (113), tires (459), 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 $87,000 over these past 24 seasons!
Thank you to all volunteers who helped out over the years!