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City’s project to clean up Everett’s stretch of the Malden River a success

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Over 2,500 items of trash and debris were removed

 

Mayor Carlo DeMaria, along with the Engineering Department and Conservation Commission, is pleased to announce that the City of Everett has removed over 2,500 items of trash and debris from Everett’s stretch of the Malden River. As previously announced in May, the City partnered with Clean River Project (CRP) to patrol the river on their 24-foot pontoon boat for any trash and debris that was along Everett’s shoreline and in the water. Through this effort, the team was able to remove some notable amounts of items from the river and along the shoreline – 700 plastic bottles, 560 miniature alcoholic beverage bottles, 400 plastic bags, 300 cans, 127 hypodermic needles and 61 tires of different sizes – throughout the season.

“I’d like to thank the Clean River Project for their partnership in helping to clean up and improve the Malden River,” said Mayor DeMaria. “This is another important step in continuing our commitment to Everett’s environment.”

As the weather begins to change, this work has concluded for the season. However, this project is another in a series of efforts the City has undertaken to clean up and restore Everett’s section of the Malden River. In the past five years, the City has taken a heavily polluted industrial waterfront and created an oasis for all our residents and for wildlife. Removing years of debris has helped to enhance the vitality and beauty of our waterfront.

Some of the projects that have been undertaken as part of the commitment to improve Everett’s environment are Rivergreen Park, Encore Boston Harbor’s Harborwalk, the restoration of acres of wetlands and beginning the Island End River (IER) Flood Resilience Project. For more information about the City’s endeavors and vision for Everett’s riverfront, please visit cityofeverett.com/city-hall/departments/planning-development/everett-riverfront-vision-plan.

 

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