Giving back: Franklin volunteer group cleans up river

  • Mill City Park board member Jeremy Laucus looks for trash and debris in the Winnipesaukee River near Trestle Park in down Franklin on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Mill City Park board member Jeremy Laucus removes old pipes from the Winnipesaukee River near Trestle Park in Franklin on Tuesday. Mill City Park’s annual whitewater festival, Winni River Days, will be returning on the weekend on June 21-23. GEOFF FORESTER photos / Monitor staff

  • Mill City Park board member Jeremy Laucus looks for trash and debris in the Winnipesaukee River near Trestle Park in down Franklin on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Lexi DiPalma (left) and Payton Cloutier of Junior Girl Scout Troop 12254 playfully compete to pick up a paper plate along the Winnipesaukee River bank Tuesday.

Monitor staff
Published: 5/15/2019 2:58:55 PM

Volunteers spent Tuesday night wading into and walking around the Winnipesaukee River in Franklin cleaning up pipes, plastic bottles and wrappers.

The group, which included junior Girl Scout Troop 12254 and other Franklin residents, started at Trestle View Park and worked their way along the riverbanks and bicycle path. The event was put on by Mill City Park, the nonprofit working to bring a whitewater park to Franklin, in conjunction with the American Rivers National River Cleanup initiative.

Mill City Park’s second annual whitewater festival, Winni River Days, will be returning on the weekend on June 21-23. There will be live music, a beer garden, three whitewater events and camping.




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