Saturday, 18. May 2019, Boat Launch, 1st Annual Waltham Charles In-River Cleanup

from 18. May 2019 - 9:30 till 14:00

Boat Launch

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1st Annual Waltham Charles In-River Cleanup
Have a kayak, canoe, dingy, dory, skiff, scow, yacht, or ship? Then mark the date and get ready to clean up the Charles River in Waltham. Don’t have a water craft? Paddle Boston will be supplying canoes & rowboats to help with the effort.

The Charles River in Waltham is an amazing natural resource, and while there are plenty of community efforts to help clean the paths along the river, there are none for the river itself. This event aims to bring together people who love using the river and want to help to keep it clean.
The plan is to provide volunteers with garbage bags, grabbers, and gloves, then set the fleet free to clean up the river with powerboats picking up the trash from the manual boats. We hope to attract sponsors to help defray costs associated with the event, as well as food sponsors to provide a lunch for volunteers after the event.
Volunteers with their own boats will meet at the Woerd Ave. boat launch and folks who need boats should meet at Paddle Boston's location at the Moody Street Dam, on the Waltham Riverwalk. We'll provide volunteers with garbage bags, nitrile gloves, and grabbers to reach far objects.

Event Schedule
9:30-9:45 -- Introductions9:45-10:30 -- Provide cleanup materials to volunteers and provide watercraft to those who need it.10:30-12:30 -- River cleanup12:30-1:00 -- Gather volunteers1:00-2:00 -- Lunch & high-fives2:00+ -- Those who have their own boats and want to continue will be supported from Woerd Ave.
Rain date: Sunday, May 19th; else, we'll reschedule for September.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

1st Annual Waltham Charles In-River Cleanup, Boat Launch event

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