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University of Hartford Students Will Clean Up the Hog River on Campus

Posted 10/12/2010
Posted by Meagan Fazio

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Students in the University of Hartford’s “Sociological Perspectives on the Connecticut River” course will put their lessons into practice when they clean up the north branch of the Park River, also known as the Hog River. The students will collect garbage and litter from the river, which separates residential and academic sides of campus, on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The students will meet at the bridge between Mortensen Library and Lincoln Theater on the University of Hartford campus, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford. A campus map can be found at

The Hog River Clean-Up is a semi-annual tradition and is in its 26th year. During past years, students have collected everything from plastic bottles to car parts to computers. For more information, please contact Associate Professor Renwick Griswold at

This year’s Clean-Up is a collaboration between the “Sociological Perspectives on the Connecticut River” class, which explores the relationships between human social interaction and the environments surrounding the Connecticut River Watershed, and Park Water Arts, a group that coordinates art actions and events that draw attention to the history, present condition, and future design of the watershed.