Neponset cleanup set for Earth Day

A community cleanup event hosted by the Neponset River Watershed Association will be held on Earth Day, Sat., April 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers can join teams to clean up at any of nine locations: Tenean Beach, Squantum Point in Quincy, Riverside Avenue in Milton, Edgewater Drive, Granite Avenue, the Neponset Greenway Canopy Walk, the Blake Estates Urban Wild in Hyde Park, Bernie Cooper and Eliot Park in Norwood, and the West Street Urban Wild in Hyde Park.

Two other locations, the Walpole Town Forest and the Canton Park and Ride, are already fully booked.

“The cleanup not only helps to get more people on the River but protects the space for wildlife and ensures a beautiful and safe Neponset for all,” said Benni Marques, NepRWA Environmental Science Fellow and cleanup organizer. “It’s important that we protect and clean up the river so that everyone can enjoy it.”

The event is open to all ages, but children under 15 should be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers must sign a waiver before attending, which can be found, along with more information about the event, at

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