After a three-year hiatus due to COVID-19, Friends of the Mystic River is "Getting Back in the Flow" in 2023 and will hold its 25th Mystic River Spring Cleanup on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The meeting place will be at the Hormel Stadium parking lot
(90 Locust Street) adjacent to Mystic Riverbend Park. Volunteers are invited to
meet at Hormel to sign in and pick up bags, gloves and instructions.
Work will focus on the Mystic Riverbend Park and adjacent
greenspace, but participants are welcome to travel to any other location along
the Mystic in Medford that they may wish to clean up. At the end of the event,
organizers will collect all bags of trash that have been filled and return them
to the Hormel site for pickup by the city.
Morning and lunchtime refreshments will be provided at the
check-in site. RSVP on the cleanup Facebook event page to help organizers with
In the event of heavy rain on April 22 the cleanup will be
held on Sunday, April 23, at the same location and times.
Friends of the Mystic River (www.fomr.org) is an
all-volunteer, Medford-based community organization focused on the enjoyment,
protection and enhancement of the Mystic River in Medford. For more information
on the cleanup or how to get involved with FOMR, please email Mysti...@hotmail.com.
PLEASE NOTE: Also on Saturday, April 22, as part of the
Department of Conservation and Recreation’s annual Park Serve Day, the Mystic
River Watershed Association will be hosting a cleanup along the Mystic at
Torbert Macdonald Park in Medford from 10 a.m. to noon. Register on the MyRWAwebsite.