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Cleanup Events and Measurements

Bags of TrashSince 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 2,741 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!


Spring 2024 Pond and Park Cleanup Events

Saturday April 20, 2024: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Nutts Pond / Precourt Park (Driving Park Road). Meet at kiosk. Ward 9

Saturday April 27, 2024: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Stevens Pond / Stevens Pond Park (Bridge Street Extension). Meet at kiosk at boat ramp. Ward 4

Saturday May 4, 2024: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Black Brook / Blodget Park (Front Street and Dunbarton Road). Meet in parking lot. Ward 12

Saturday May 11, 2024: 9:00 am – 11:00 am (Tentative)
Wolfe Park / McQuesten Brook (Harvel Street). Meet at kiosk in parking lot. Ward 10

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. 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 you will join us for our 25th consecutive season! 


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