Mount Holyoke Rowers Join River Cleanup

Friday, September 22, 2006 - 14:29
Posted: September 23, 2006

Sixty Mount Holyoke College rowers will participate in a cleanup of the Connecticut River Saturday, September 30. Starting at 9 am the rowers are set to clean up a Ferry Street parcel, which will be the future home of a boathouse serving both the College and the community.

The effort is part of the tenth annual Source to Sea Cleanup sponsored by the Connecticut Watershed Council.

"The Mount Holyoke Crew Team is privileged to be on the water every morning," said Coach Jeanne Friedman. "We get to enjoy the sunrises, the eagles, the herons, and the jumping fish--the least we can do is help keep it clean! I learned to row on the Charles back in the '70s and the standing joke was that if you fell in, you needed to get a tetanus shot. Having a clean river is a blessing, and something the rowers feel responsible to help maintain."

Those interested in lending a hand should contact Coach Friedman at jfriedma@mtholyoke.edu or 538-2851.

Related Link:

CT River Watershed Council Source to Sea Cleanup