Part of loving where you live is the meaningful ability to give back. And we all have our ways of giving back – some people donate money, others time and yet others serve as stewards of the land or community.

While there are nonstop terrific ways to donate your time, we wanted to highlight one simple ‘day of caring’ that gives back. As part of the Connecticut River Watershed Council’s “Source to Sea Cleanup,” volunteers from across New England will be pitching in to help make the Connecticut River watershed as pristine as mother nature intended it to be. This is a multi-state effort, and we have a chance to contribute locally. Our region is sponsoring a local cleanup, spearheaded by the Cheshire County Conservation District whose goal is to encourage stewardship for the land, water, local farms, and local wildlife.

On Friday, September 27th,  a sizable group of enthusiastic volunteers will descend upon the local streams here in our area with one goal in mind – cleanup. They all pitch in to help clean up the Ashuelot River in Keene and Swanzey and Beaver Brook in Keene. And it’s a serious business.

“In 2016, 55 volunteers pulled over  2,169 lbs of trash and 22 tires from the three water bodies! There was a contingent of students and staff from the Keene High School and the Surry Village Charter School. They were joined by other individuals from throughout the region.” Read More…

The City of Keene, The Ashuelot River Local Advisory Council, Moosewood Ecological, The Keene Young Professionals, and Keene State College are all sponsors of this annual fall cleanup. We encourage anyone who loves the outdoors to help if they can.

The Masiello Employment Services Team love where we live, and not only want people to work here but to enjoy working here. Community actions like this help to make that possible. If you are looking to relocate to the area or seek employment here in the Monadnock Region, we can help.