Annual Gardiner Community Spring Cleanup Event

The Great Cobbossee Watershed Cleanup

Celebrate Earth Day & Help Clean Up Your Community

Join Gardiner Main Street, the Boys & Girls Club of Kennebec Valley, Upstream, Friends of Cobbossee Watershed, Kennebec Land Trust, Kennebec Valley Chapter Trout, Gardiner Rotary and Kiwanis clubs as we celebrate  Earth Day and The Great Cobbossee Watershed Clean-Up!

Volunteers will be downtown at the Bridge Street bridge at 8:00am ready to send cleanup volunteers to 13 nearby locations. 


To sign up ahead of time go to:

Thank you all who volunteered their time to make our 2022 Day of Caring and Great Cobbossee Watershed Clean Up such a success!

It’s amazing what we can do – Here are the totals from the day:

Total volunteers: 107
Total volunteer hours: 640
Total Trash picked up in Cobbossee Watershed: 2237 lbs
Number of locations: 31
Plastic bags picked up: 315
bottles/cans: 467
cups/food trash: 827
car parts: 91
construction materials: 1,126 pieces
nip bottles: 53
clothes and shoes: 37
cigarette butts: 10,586
fishing debris: 55
holiday wreaths from 9 cemeteries
oddball finds: oscillating fan, 2 homeless camps, a dumping site along the stream, 4 tires, cut leather pieces embedded in the stream behind where the old shoe factory was located in Gardiner.

Thank you to the many partners that made this event possible:
Inez Kelly- Boys and Girls Club
Melissa Lindley- Gardiner Main Street
Greg Ponte-Kennebec Valley Chapter Trout Unlimited
Marie Ring- Kennebec Land Trust
Patricia Buck-Welton- Gardiner Area Thrives
Friends of Cobbossee Watershed

Also participating non-profits and businesses:
Gardiner Rotary
United Way of Kennebec County
Gardiner Gardeners
Johnson Hall
Marcia Buker School
G&E Roofing

We are grateful to the many families and friends who came out to make our world a better place today. We live in a wonderful generous community!

Stay tuned for an event date for 2023!

For More Information Contact:

Tina Wood (207) 582-0213 leave message

Gardiner Main Street
Melissa Lindley (207) 582-3100

Kennebec Land Trust
Marie Ring (207) 377-2848

Friends of Cobbossee Watershed
(207) 395-5239

Thanks To Our Event Partners: