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The Souhegan Watershed Association sponsors at least one major cleanup in conjunction with American Rivers and the Merrimack Valley Paddlers early in June, National Rivers Month. Julie Smith organized the cleanup as usual and was joined by George and Bob May, Harland Alpaugh, Denise Hurt, and Frank Damiano, and others. Again the usual access points were cleaner than usual - a good sign. The Horseshoe, especially, was fairly clean - maybe the kids and others are using the additional trashbags we left there and at the entrance.

We found a couple of new accesses that hadn't been cleaned in the past and we picked up lots of accumulated trash seemingly dumped there - tires, TV. This spot has been a multi year effort and I think we got it all for now.

There's always room for anyone to do a cleanup and adopt a particular area at any time. Let us know. Please help! And plan to join us next year!

Here's a picture and another

Our water quality monitors also monitor the cleanliness of 21 sites the length of the river all summer long.

If anyone would like to organize a cleanup, let us know to publicize it here. One spot that can always use it is the Horseshoe in Wilton. For more information call George May at (603) 883-3409, or send him email at .

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