Earth Day in Boston to be marked by area cleanups - Metro US

Earth Day in Boston to be marked by area cleanups

The Charles River.
Brian Snyder/Reuters

There are at least two Earth Day cleanup initiatives scheduled for the area this Saturday.

The Charles River Watershed Association is spearheading a cleanup of the river. The 16th annual cleanup will take place at various sites along the Charles, from Bellingham to Boston. Three picnics will follow the cleanup, which is from 9 a.m. to noon.

Cleanup supplies, including gloves and trash bags, will be provided.

More information and event registration can be found here.

Additionally, Mayor Marty Walsh has announced the 13th annual Boston Shines will begin this Saturday.

Greenovate Boston will be hosting Arbor Day specific events, such as tree mulching and plantings around the city.

Brooms, shovels, and other tools will be provided by the City and distributed at one of the hundreds of sites that have been identified for cleaning across three weekends.

This Saturday and Sunday, cleanups will be organized in the following areas:




-Hyde Park

-Mission Hill



-West Roxbury

“The snow mounds have melted, the days are getting longer, and spring has arrived,” said Mayor Walsh. “Get outside and enjoy the sunshine, and join your neighbors over the coming weekends to clean up our communities, and make our city shine.”

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