MANCHESTER, NH – For the past 15 years, the Manchester Urban Ponds Restoration Program has organized 96 clean-up events with a goal of returning the ponds to their historic uses (such as boating, fishing or swimming).
It’s time again, to raise your hand and get involved.
Over the past 15 years, 731 volunteers have spent 2,658.75 hours collecting 1,997 bags of trash. This does not include the items illegally “dumped” such as shopping carts (87), tires (373), 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 $54,000 over these past 15 years.
You can get involved individually or by organizing a group from your workplace, school or non-profit organization.
Spring 2015 Pond & Park Cleanups
- Saturday April 25, 2015 / 9 – 11 a.m. – Black Brook / Blodget Park (Meet in parking lot).
- Saturday May 2, 2015 / 9 – 11 a.m. – Stevens Pond / Stevens Pond Park (Meet at boat launch).
- Saturday May 9, 2015 / 9 – 11 a.m. – Pine Island Pond / Pine Island Park (Meet at kiosk).
- Saturday May 16, 2015 / 9 – 12 p.m. – Nutts Pond / Precourt Park (Meet at kiosk).
Arrive no later than 8:50 a.m. as work begins promptly at 9 a.m. Dress for weather (as there are no rain dates) and wear rubber knee boots or hip waders. Trash bags and latex gloves will be provided. Just bring yourself, a friend, and a sense of community spirit.