CONCORD, N.H. — Thousands of volunteers and more than 100 groups are fanning out across the Connecticut River watershed for a two-day cleanup that aims to remove 50 tons of trash.

The Source to Sea Cleanup event kicked off Friday and runs through Saturday. The Connecticut River Conservancy, which is spearheading the efforts, says their immediate goal is to clean up the waters and shoreline of New England’s longest river. But they also are hoping to have a global impact by keeping trash from flowing down the river into the Atlantic Ocean.

Each group is responsible for arranging its own trash disposal. Some add it to their household trash or dispose of it at dumpsters of participating schools or businesses. Other groups work with their towns to dispose of the trash.

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