• The Deerfield River is tributary to the Connecticut River, depicted here in Thomas Cole's famous 1836 painting

  • The Deerfield River in its floodplain eroding through the red sandstone that makes up Mount Sugarloaf.

  • Swimming hole on the Deerfield (photo: Art Schwenger)

  • Rafters enjoying a summer day on the river (Photo: Art Schwenger)

  • Sunset during December over the Deerfield Valley (photo: A Schwenger)

  • Autumn along the Deerfield RIver

Green River Clean Up


This year the Green River Cleanup will extend all month long and there are several options for you to participate! Masks and physical distancing will be in practice.

As always, the Deerfield River Watershed Association is partnering with the Connecticut River Conservancy on this huge public service project.


The cleanup can be anywhere in the Greenfield area! Folks are encouraged to create their own groups and register online at www.ctriver.org/cleanup. Blue trash bags are available Monday thru Friday from 9 am until 5 pm, at the Greenfield Department of Public Works, located at 189 Wells St., Greenfield. These blue bags can be used to clean litter anywhere in Greenfield: roads, parking lots, field, etc. The bags can then be put out to the curb for free disposal in Greenfield!

#2 – SEPTEMBER 12 & 19 Only, John Zon Center

Register online and choose a site, or come to the John Zon Center on Saturday, Sept. 12th and Sept. 19th, from 8:30 am until 10 am. Supplies and sites available at the John Zon Center located on School and Davis Streets. in Greenfield. Waste transfer station passes are available on Sept. 12th and 19th (John Zon Center), to deposit large cleanup items on those days at the Greenfield Waste Transfer Station located on Wisdom Way in Greenfield.


On September 26th, the large 17th Annual Cleanup will happen from 9 am until 5 pm at the Green River Recreation and Swim Area, 1 Nash’s Mill Rd, Greenfield. Register online as a group and choose a site, or we will give you a site on Sept. 26th. (businesses, families, etc.) No matching of individuals this year. This event will be non-social, with TRUCKS and VOLUNTEERS, and GROUPS needed only on this day to help unload and recycle debris collected. Organized groups can come on the 26th to get sites and supplies.

We also need a group of 6 to 8 folks to help us with tire removal and stacking on September 26th, (Good Workout for a good cause)!

Visit www.ctriver.org/source-to-sea  or call the Connecticut River Conservancy at (413) 772-2020, ext. 211 to report a site or to find out more information.

WE ARE WATER!!!  Make a difference during these difficult times!!