Sign up now for 2015 spring pond & park cleanups

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Last year’s cleanup effort resulted in 98 bags of trash collected from around city ponds.


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.

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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.

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Journalist and editor of, a hyperlocal news and information site for Manchester, NH.