Chairman's River Restoration Program
In 2002, NBC Chairman Vincent Mesolella instituted the Chairman's River Restoration Initiative with the goal to help restore the Woonasquatucket River, an American Heritage River, as a vibrant community resource.
In 2013, the Chairman's River Restoration Initiative expanded to include support to other community organizations who would like to pursue their own Earth Day River and Lake Cleanups, restoration or beautification projects in the form of grants ranging from $250 up to $1000. In 2013, grantees galvanized over 2000 volunteers to make a difference for clean water in their communities.
The goal of the NBC 2014 Earth Day River Cleanup Grant Program is to continue on last year's success and emphasize the importance of Earth Day 2014 and the value of the environment and to provide assistance to organizations improving the quality of life in their communities.
The following community groups received 2014 Earth Day River Cleanup Grants from the NBC. Click through for more information on individual cleanups: