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Winchester turns out for Abjerjona River Clean Up

The search for invasives and trash along the Abjerona was on during the cleanup on May 4. WINCHESTER STAFF PHOTO/RACHEL WHITEHOUSE

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Many hands make light work, and more than 100 people came together on Saturday morning, May 4 under cloudy skies for the annual Aberjona River Clean Up.

By picking up litter and cutting back and removing invasives along the riverbanks, residents are doing their part in an ongoing initiative to improve habitat, environment and water quality along the river. Volunteers included members of Friends of Wedge Pond and Cub Scouts and Scouts Troop 507.  

The Aberjona Initiative, established by the Winchester Conservation Commission, encompasses the River from Waterfield Road to the Center Falls Dam plus Mill Pond and Judkins Pond.

This year’s focus areas were Judkins Pond behind the Griffin Museum, Elliott Park on Wedge Pond, the train tracks near Winchester High School Ciarcia Fields and the riverbank behind Stop & Shop.

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