Annual River Cleanup

A perfect day for our 30th Annual River Cleanup

Thanks to beautiful weather and strong community support, OARS’ 30th Annual River Cleanup was a huge success! Two hundred amazing volunteers took advantage of low water levels to haul tires, bicycles, TVs, rugs, furniture - even the kitchen sink from the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord Rivers.

Their hard work was followed by pizza celebrations along the rivers, thanks to the generosity of pizza parlors throughout the watersheds.

Please join us next September for what has become a regional tradition. Individuals and teams from local businesses, civic association, scout troops, and high schools spend a Saturday morning cleaning up our rivers and their tributaries. A team of people at one site working for three hours can make a real, visible difference for the rivers and their community.

Photos from OARS 30th Annual River Cleanup.

Thank you to our 2016 sponsors!

Bose Corporation, Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Epsilon Associates, E.T. & L. Corp., Haartz Corporation, Hudson Mill LLC, Nashoba Analytical, Sechrest & Bloom, US Environmental Rental, Vibram USA, AAA Northeast, Abode Builders, Acton Hydro Company, Avidia Bank, Cabella's, Concord Acton Industrial Park, EBI Consulting, Eckel Morgan & Connor, Erickson's Dairy, Family Federal Savings Bank, H.H. Warren Insurance Agency, J.M. Coull, Nashoba Brook Bakery, O'Reilly Talbot Okun, Robinsons Hardware, St. Mary's Credit Union

In-kind donations from:
Acton: Ace Hardware, Acton Natural Resources Department, Donelan’s Supermarket, Papa Gino’s, Sorrento's Brick Oven Pizzeria, Stop & Shop; Concord: Concord Highway Department, Concord Lumber, Dino’s Pizza, Papa Razzi; Framingham: Framingham DPW, Liberty Famous Pizza, Stop & Shop; Hudson: Brother's Pizza, Hannaford Supermarket, Honey Dew Donuts, Hudson Light & Power, Lowes, Nashoba Blue, Stop & Shop, T.C. Lando's Pizzeria, Town of Hudson DPW, Wood Square Design; Marlborough: Bertucci's at Solomon Pond Mall, Home Depot, Marlborough DPW, Papa Gino’s; Maynard: Pizza Express, Town of Maynard DPW; Northborough: Monti's Pizza, Town of Northborough DPW; Stow: Shaws Supermarket, Stow Highway Department; Sudbury: Papa Gino’s, Sudbury DPW; Wayland: Bertucci's at the Town Center, Donelan’s, Stop & Shop, Wayland DPW; Westborough: Uno’s Pizza, Bertucci’s, Town of Westborough DPW; Other: B-P Trucking