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Savings Bank of Walpole Employees Lend Volunteer Support for Connecticut River Conservancy’s Source to Sea Cleanup Effort

Keene, NH – Savings Bank of Walpole (SBW) is proud to recognize the efforts of employees and community volunteers who stepped up and participated in the recent Connecticut River Conservancy’s (CRC) Source to Sea Cleanup. This is the first year the Bank was a sponsor of  the annual cleanup effort, which took place during the month of September in both Winchester and Walpole.

CRC’s Source to Sea Cleanup is an annual trash cleanup of the Connecticut River and tributaries across the four-state watershed — NH, VT, MA, & CT.

“Keeping our community and environment clean is so important and  many SBW employees were excited to lend their support to the CRC’s clean-up efforts,” says Danielle Ruffo, Community Engagement Officer for Savings Bank of Walpole. “It was a great team effort by all — and it was inspiring for us to work alongside Brett Morrison and Kathy Urffer from CRC, along with Ben Hoy from the Walpole Recycling Center and Kara Dexter, who is a resident and longtime advocate for trash clean-up in the Walpole area. Without our community partners the clean-up and disposal of the trash would not have been as successful.”

Ruffo notes that the clean-up in Walpole resulted in the collection of 125 tires alone. Employees from the Bank then worked closely with  Ben and the Recycling Center to ensure the tires were disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.

“This is an event we want others to be aware of in our community and it will definitely be an annual volunteer event for SBW employees and hopefully community members,” says Ruffo.

For more than 60 years, the Connecticut River Conservancy has been a powerful force for positive environmental change in New England. A 501(c)(3) organization, CRC is the voice for the Connecticut River watershed, collaborating with partners across four states to protect and advocate for rivers as well as educate and engage communities.

Founded in 1875, Savings Bank of Walpole is headquartered in Cheshire County and serves the Connecticut River Valley and Monadnock Regions of New Hampshire and Vermont from offices in Walpole and Keene. With assets totaling $545 million, the Bank offers a wide range of financial products, including services to individuals, businesses and organizations. The Bank is affiliated with NH Mutual Bancorp, further enhancing the quality products and services it provides to customers. The Bank is a partner of the NHTrust1 brand to better serve customers by providing localized trust and wealth management products and services. Savings Bank of Walpole is an equal housing lender, and member of the FDIC. For more information visit or call (603) 352-1822.