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OARS calls on Framingham, Metrowest residents for river cleanup

Posted by Jaclyn Reiss  September 11, 2012 02:22 PM

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Volunteers from last year's annual cleanup work to pick up trash around local rivers.

OARS, a local nonprofit organization that seeks to protect the Assabet, Sudbury and Concord Rivers, will holds its 26th annual river cleanup day this Saturday.

This year, cleanup sites will be in Acton, Concord, Framingham, Hudson, Marlborough, Maynard, Northborough, Stow, Sudbury, Wayland, and Westborough, and will take place from 9 a.m. to noon.

The cleanup will be followed with pizza, event organizers said.

To signup, contact the OARS office at 978-369-3956 or email office@oars3rivers.org.

If an attendee can bring a canoe or can help with transporting a canoe, please let the organization know.

Volunteers should wear long pants and shoes that can get wet and dirty, and bring work gloves.

Last year, high water still remaining from Tropical Storm Irene limited in-river activity during the annual cleanup, but over 130 volunteers still managed to haul tires, bicycles, TVs, and bed frames from the three rivers, according to the organization.

The cleanup takes place rain or shine.

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