Environmentally minded residents and businesses will join with elected officials in Hyde Park on Saturday to make the Neponset River a cleaner place.
The first annual Neponset River Cleanup is hosted by the Neponset River Watershed Association with support from a host of local organizations and elected officials. Volunteers will meet at the Martini Shell parking lot at 1015 Truman Parkway in Hyde Park at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, and will work until noon to clean up trash from the river and surrounding areas.
The organizers ask volunteers to wear sturdy work clothes, including boots, long pants, and hats, and to bring sunblock, insect repellent, drinking water, and snacks for energy. Those able to bring work gloves, ropes, shovels, wheelbarrows, hand winches, or grappling hooks are encouraged to do so.
Volunteers must be adults and must register in advance. To register, contact to Carly Rocklen at 781-575-0354, extension 303, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the event of inclement weather, the cleanup will be rescheduled for Sunday, Aug. 26.
Event supporters include Boston City Councilor Rob Consalvo; State Representative Angelo M. Scaccia; Hyde Park Main Streets; the Boston Public Works Department; the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation; Cousins Construction Company; Mario Musto, General Contractor; James G. Grant Company; Geraghty Associates; Stop & Shop; Walgreens; and LL Bean.