Proud group of people gathered around a large pile of debris they removed from the river bank.

In the past, we have joined forces with the following organizations and other local environmentally minded organizations and individuals to host clean up days on the Merrimack River that we all enjoy!

For the summer of 2022, we are offering two river cleanup days for you to join us. Paddling instruction is provided and we'll have a great time paddling on the water and cleaning up the river. 

Cost $0 FREE

River Clean Up and TimesRegistration Link
Sunday, June 12, 2022, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.Register Online June 12 morning
Sunday, June 12, 2022, 2 - 5 p.m. - ClosedClosed - June 12 afternoon
Sunday, July 10, 2022, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.Register Online July 10 morning
Sunday, July 10, 2022, 2 - 5 p.m.Register Online July 10 afternoon

No matter what trip you join, you can always work with us to help clean up the river all summer long. Anytime you paddle with us you can ask for some grabbers and a mesh or regular trash bag to pick up any (safe to handle) marine debris you find floating or on the shore. When you get back to the boathouse our staff can help you haul your trash out and dispose of it properly.  

We can offer a custom river cleanup program for groups. Contact kate_ford@uml.edu to inquire and schedule a custom group time.

If this is a topic you are passionate about here are some additional resources!