Earth Day Cleanup Events Activate Thousands of Volunteers

CT River cleanup

Earth Day gives us an opportunity to focus on why we as a society need to rethink our relationship with resources.  We often talk about the importance of taking part in creating a world without waste – on adapting from a culture of take, make, dispose, into to an economy of reduce, recover, recycle.

To put our actions to words, United Water and SUEZ Environnement sponsor events in the communities we serve and activate thousands of employee and community volunteers at spring “clean-ups” throughout the month of April.  Across the country, we fill trash bags and pickup trucks with the trash that is carelessly littered in our parks and threatening to pollute our watersheds.   We also support events to bring communities together to celebrate the environment as well as a national partnership with the Student Conservation Association.

May 2

  • Delaware: The White Clay Creek Fest at the Carpenter Recreation Area celebrates the many ways to protect and enjoy the White Clay Creek State Park.
  • Springfield & Holyoke, MA: Volunteers will support the Great American Earth Day Cleanup
  • Richmond, VA: Volunteers will support the annual Cheswick Park Stream Clean-up.  The event starts at 10:30 at 1700 Forest Avenue in Henrico, VA.


April 25th – April 26th

  • Freeport, NY: Operation SPLASH will host 100 volunteers on the first cleanup outing of the season.  Hop on a boat and help to clean up bays around Long Island.
  • Indianapolis, IN: Thousands will gather for fun and a celebration of Earth Day at the Earth Day Indiana Fest in White River State Park.
  •  East Providence, RI: Volunteers will gather for an Earth Day cleanup of the East Providence Shoreline at the Crescent Park Carousel Grounds and Rose Larisa Park.
  •  Ridgefield Park, NJ: Join the Hackensack Riverkeeper for Earthfest and register for the “Recycled Regatta”
  •  Please check in with the Student Conservation Association for watershed and park clean-up events scheduled in Auburn, NH, Bear Mountain, NY, Detroit, MI, Forks, WA, Hawley, MA, Milwaukee, WI, New PaltzPittsburgh, PA, Seattle, WA and Washington, DC.
  •  Jersey City, Hoboken, NJ: Runners and walkers will celebrate Earth Day in Hudson County by participating in a 5K to be held at Liberty State Park.
  •  Old Tappan, NJ: The Northern Valley Earth Fair will be held at Stone Point Park in celebration of Earth Day.
  •  Rockland County, NY: Visit Keep Rockland Beautiful Great American Cleanup for details on events to remove litter from Rockland streets, parks and waterways to make our communities cleaner and healthier.  Events in Central Nyack, New City, Pearl River, Sloatsburg, Suffern, Valley Cottage, Blauvelt, Pomona.
  •  Boise, ID: Volunteers will gather for the ReLeaf Boise (pun intended) tree planting project.


April 22nd

  • Middletown, PA: Volunteers will join the Borough of Middletown, FedEx and United Water for a spring clean-up of Hoffer Park on Mill Street.
  • Suffern, NY: The Wild and Scenic Film Festival will have a special Earth Day show at the Suffern Lafayette Theater on Wednesday April 22nd starting at 7:30pm.
  • Boise, ID: At Hawthorn elementary school’s community Earth Day Health Fair attendees will learn about conservation from our employee experts.
  • Camden, NJ: The Camden Adventure Aquarium will host an Earth Day Celebration for community members.


April 18th – April 19th

  • Mechanicsburg, PA: Community members visited the Earth Day Festival in Downtown Mechanicsburg.
  • Over 2,000 volunteers joined the Student Conservation Association for events in Houston, TX, Hyde Park, NY, New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Rivervale, IL, Redwood City, CA.
  • Closter, NJ: Nearly 500 volunteers joined forces to cleanup watershed areas in Bergen and Rockland Counties.
  • Rockland County, NY: Visit Keep Rockland Beautiful Great American Cleanup for details on events to remove litter from Rockland streets, parks and waterways to make our communities cleaner and healthier.  Events in Congers, Nyack, Stony Point, West Nyack, Haverstraw.
  • Rahway, NJ: The Health and Green Fair educates community members on environmentally friendly and healthy activities.
  • Springfield, MA: Employee volunteers and community members gathered for the Springfield Earth Day Festival


April 17th

  • Englewood, NJ: Volunteers participated in an invasive plant removal day at the Flat Rock Brook Nature Center.

April 15th

  • Paramus, NJ: Girl scouts participated in a hands on presentation on the water cycle and water conservation.

April 14th

  • Haworth, NJ: “Landscaping for the Watershed” attendees learned how their gardens can be made attractive and beneficial to the environment.
  • Boise, ID: Many gathered at the City of Boise’s Earth Day Fair where volunteers educated attendees on water conservation.

April 11th

  • Plainsboro, NJ: Volunteers contributed in the 8th Annual Earth Month stream clean-up by walking the Lenape Trail and cleaning the banks of Cranbury Brook.

March 28th

  • Delaware: Nearly 800 volunteers at the Red Clay Valley Cleanup covered over 83 miles of streams in Pennsylvania and Delaware and collected over 10 tons of trash, including 44 tires.



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