Since 2000, the Manchester Urban Ponds Restoration Program has organized 109 clean-up events. Over the past 17 years, 962 volunteers have spent approximately 3,452 hours collecting 2,241 bags of trash! This does not include the items illegally “dumped” such as shopping carts (92), tires (415), 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 $57,000 over these past 17 years!
Spring 2018 Pond and Park Cleanups
- Saturday April 21, 2018 (9:00AM – 11:00AM). Black Brook / Blodget Park. Meet in the parking lot on Front Street.
- Saturday April 28, 2018 (9:00AM – 11:00AM). Stevens Pond / Stevens Pond Park. Meet at the boat ramp on Bridge Street Extension.
- Saturday May 5, 2018 (9:00AM – 11:00AM): Nutts Pond / Precourt Park. Meet at the kiosk in the parking lot off Driving Park Road.
Please join us for our 19th year of urban pond and park cleanups! Trash bags and latex gloves will be provided. Please bring yourself, a friend, and a sense of community spirit! Please dress appropriately for weather as there are no rain dates and please wear knee-boots if you have them!
Thank you to all volunteers who helped out over the years!