Recap: Neponset Cleanup Spring 2024

Despite a very rainy morning, nearly 250 determined volunteers came out on April 20th to help clean up trash and debris along the Neponset River, its tributaries, and surrounding parks.

The collective efforts of the volunteers greatly improved each of the cleanup sites and we extend our sincere gratitude to every person for their contributions.

Cleanup locations included:

  • Tenean Beach, Dorchester
  • Granite Ave., Dorchester
  • Squantum Point, Quincy
  • Edgewater Drive, Mattapan
  • Neponset Greenway Canopy Walk, Mattapan
  • Riverside Ave., Milton
  • Blake Estates Urban Wild, Hyde Park
  • West Street Urban Wild, Hyde Park
  • Canton Park & Ride
  • Bernie Cooper & Elliot Park, Norwood
  • Walpole Town Forest
Liz picks through the seaweed wrack at Tenean Beach to collect the bottle caps and tiny bits of broken plastic that have washed up from the water.

Managed by dedicated site captains and community leaders, the volunteers collected close to 200 bags of trash, multiple tires, oil drums, construction debris, Christmas lights, a buoy, old children’s toys, hundreds of glass and plastic bottles, and a seemingly infinite amount of plastic bottle tops and tiny bits of broken plastic at Tenean Beach.

Couldn’t join the cleanup? Consider donating to help offset the cost at

Click here to view photos.

Watch WCVB-Channel 5 interview with NepRWA Executive Director, Ian Cooke.

Thanks to our cleanup sponsors!

Presenting sponsor

And many thanks to our cleanup partners!

MA Dept. of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) | Deloitte | Cytiva | Amgen | Natixis | Hollingsworth & Vose | EPIC | HDR | Barletta | Belnel Neighborhood Association | Edgewater Neighborhood Association | Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. | Milton DPW | Norwood DPW | AAA

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