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Groups meet in Holyoke to clean up the Connecticut River

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Several western Mass groups met up Sunday to take part in a four-state event to clean up the Connecticut River.

The Trustees of Reservations, along with the Connecticut River Council, spearheaded the cleanup.

Organizers said groups were out this weekend across the entire 400 miles of the river.

Plenty of trash was collected along the river banks near Pulaski Park.

The folks in charge said Sunday's cleanup was really just a start.

"Really what we want to do is change our practices," said Ellie Lobovits of the Trustees of Reservations. "How we treat the environment and climate change, those broad range things, and also people's choices on a daily level. We hope that people make different choices so we would not have to clean up the river and find all of this trash." 

Part of Sunday's cleanup crew was a group of sixth graders from the Springfield Renaissance School.

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