Earth Day Clean-up 2021
Time & Location
About the Event
Help clean up the Saugus
River Watershed while
practicing social distancing
Our Earth Day clean-up has been modified to a
self clean-up competition! There will be 5 categories for the
opportunity to win local gift cards! The competition will begin on
April 16th and end on April 30th.
Most of you know that trash that exists in our environment
eventually makes its way into our waterways. So, while practicing
appropriate social distancing, we are hoping you'll take some time to
pick up trash while getting out and enjoying this spring weather. We
want to make this a community activity - using social media to clean
up alone, together! You can help us with this by:
• Pick up trash in your neighborhood (we recommend wearing
gloves, and we also recommend you only clean by yourself or
with those in your household - so that we can follow CDC
guidelines and stop the spread of COVID-19.) There will be
dumpsters, bags and gloves around the Watershed for use and
disposal, we will keep an updated list on our website and social
• Take photos of your cleanup
• Post your photo on social media with
the hashtag #SRWCleanUp -and tag
us @saugusriverwatershed so we
can share as well!
• OR if you don't use social media, email
your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org,
and let us know if we have permission
• Our spring cleanups are canceled,
but that won't stop us from
cleaning up our watershed together, apart! If you clean up
your neighborhood or local waterway (while practicing safety
and social distancing!), post a pic on Facebook, Instagram or
Twitter with the hashtag #SRWCleanUp and tag us
@saugusriverwatershed Don't have social media? Email the
photos to email@example.com and let us know if we have
permission to post!
• Prize categories: 1. Strangest object found and removed 2.
Largest object found and removed 3. The most bags (50 gallon)
filled 4. The youngest person to fill a bag (50 gallon) 5. Most
bags filled by some between the ages of 8 - 14.
The Saugus River Watershed encompasses these 11 communities
Everett, Lynn, Lynnfield, Malden, Melrose, Peabody, Reading,
Revere, Saugus, Stoneham, and Wakefield.