The SRWA would like to give a heart felt thanks to the Appalachian Mountain Club Paddlers of NH as well as Al Suasco the “Trash Paddler” for their time and sacrifice to help remove 12 tires and over 10 bags of trash from the Shawsheen River in Billerica during the biggest cleanup that the SRWA has participated in years. We would also like to thank the residents of Billerica, other SRWA members, and the Billerica DPW for making this day one to remember.

The SRWA will continue cleanups this summer. So far, we have removed close to 30 contractor bags including rubber rings rings from the water, with an expected 30 more to be filled in the next phase of the cleanup.

Billerica cleanup May 2017