than 1,800 volunteers have registered to head out on foot and by boat next
weekend to pick up trash and debris along the Connecticut River and its tributaries in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
The state says at least 312 homes were destroyed or severely damaged by flooding earlier this week. The
damage estimate was part included in the state’s request for a disaster
declaration that President Obama approved on Thursday.
A hardy group of 30 Montpelier High School students recently took to the Winooski River to haul out tires and in the process they also collected several bikes, a sleeping bag, assorted clothing, and even a Sony Playstation. Montpelier students have been cleaning up the river behind their school for more than 20 years. Producer Sarah Ashworth followed the students along the banks of the river and put together this audio postcard.