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Annual River Clean-Up Report

Thanks to the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and their contractor, New England Disposal Technologies Inc., for undertaking their annual clean-up of the Charlesgate section of the Muddy River. Technicians used a boat, a backhoe, booms, shovels, rakes, and a lot of hard work to remove accumulated floating debris from the water, as well as litter along the banks.  

The clean-up crew reported unusually low levels of waste in the area this year. This was probably due to the presence of floating booms upstream that are catching floating debris before it makes its way downstream to Charlesgate. The booms are managed by Charter Construction Company and the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Photo: Matt Eddy, MMOC