Cleanups Continue!

Spring cleaning hasn’t stopped in The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor. Participate with your family, friends, and neighbors, and make a difference in your community! Funding for these cleanups has been provided in part by The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV).

Reliance House will be hosting its second neighborhood cleanup on Saturday, April 30, from 9 – 11 am. Meet at 8th Street (Old Mr. Big Parking Lot) in Norwich. For more information, contact Suzee Costa at 860 887-6536 or scosta@reliancehouse.org.

The Center for Hope in Southbridge will be holding a cleanup on Saturday, April 30, starting at 8:30 am (rain date 5/1). Register online at www.ci.southbridge.ma.us/trash-recycling-program/pages/beautify-southbridge-day. Food, beverages, t-shirts, latex gloves & trash bags will be provided to all volunteers. For more information, contact Colleen Neely at 508 764-4085 ext. 645 or cneely@thecenterofhope.org.

The Putnam Business Association will be holding its annual downtown cleanup on Saturday, April 30, from 8:45 am – noon. Meet at Rotary Park on Kennedy Drive. Trash bags, gloves, water, snacks and lunch will be provided for all volunteers. For more information, contact Karen Osbrey at 860 928-1350 or kareno@winyradio.com.

The Town of Sterling, with help from Boy Scout Troup 36, will be doing a cleanup on Saturday, April 30, starting at 10 am.  Volunteers will remove tires that were dumped along the Rails to Trails, which is part of the Moosup Valley State Park Trail, off of Route 14 in Sterling. Meet across the street from 439 Sterling Road at 10 am. After the tire collection, volunteers will be provided with pizza and beverages. For more information, contact Joyce Gustavson at 860 564-2904 or adminclerk@sterlingct.us.

Norwich Free Academy’s Marine & Environmental Science students will be sprucing up their neighborhood weekly during May. Students from NFA will pick up trash on the way to and from Howard Brown Park and will earn a pizza party for their work. For more information, contact Seth Yarish at 860 425-5628 or yarishs@nfaschool.org.

Thompson Recreation and students from Thompson Middle School and St Joseph’s School will clean up Riverside Park and Heritage Way Park on May 3 from 11:30 am – 2 pm. Pizza, drinks, gloves & trash bags will be provided to all students.  For more information, contact Angela R. Hachey at 860 923-9440 or recreationdirector@thompsonct.org.

The Webster Dudley Business Alliance will be holding its annual town-wide cleanup on Saturday, May 14, from 8 am – 1 pm. Meet at Webster Town Hall. Work gloves, trash bags, hand wipes, refreshments, and water will be provided for all volunteers. For more information contact either Debra Horan at 508 949-6232 or contact@thewdba.org or Deb Rousseau at 774 272-1949 or debbieatwdba@gmail.com.