Tata & Howard Participates in 17th Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup
MArLBOROUGH, MA, MAY 4, 2016 – Tata & Howard participated in the 17th Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup on Saturday, April 30. The event drew over 3,000 volunteers who helped pick up trash, remove invasive species, and assist with park maintenance. Tata & Howard team members were assigned to remove trash from the Dedham section of the riverbank.
“We were thrilled to be a part of the Charles River Cleanup,” said Karen Gracey, P.E., Vice President of Tata & Howard, who also participated in the event. “As an environmental engineering firm, one of Tata & Howard’s primary objectives is clean water. Volunteering at the Charles River — enjoyed by many of us at Tata & Howard as an area of prime recreation — directly enhances that effort.”
The Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup, organized through the Charles River Watershed Association, is part of the American Rivers’ National River Cleanup, a nationwide annual event focused on removing trash from America’s waterways. Originally launched in 1991, National River Cleanup has grown astronomically and now encompasses over 6,000 cleanups involving over 1.3 million volunteers nationwide. Since the inception of National River Cleanup, over 20 million pounds of trash and debris have been removed from America’s rivers.
“We are proud to be part of a national community that actively participates in bettering our environment, and we look forward to participating in additional river cleanups in the future,” added Gracey.
For more information on the National River Cleanup or to find a local cleanup, visit www.americanrivers.org.