Monday, February 11, 2013

Sign up now for Clean Sweep 2013

The 6th annual Shelton Clean Sweep will take place from Saturday, April 20 to Sunday, April 28. That's the week of Earth Day. Registration is now open.  The online registration form has been added to our website, so people can start their planning now.  You can get the details and register at

Changes this year:    For 2013, we are encouraging everyone who has picked up litter in a public place for Clean Sweep, Adopt-a-Street, or randomly throughout the year because they care, to report their efforts via our online clean up form. We plan to publish the results online in real time.  Don't want to draw attention to yourself? That's OK, just enter your name as "anonymous."  The benefits of reporting your clean-up are: 
  • People will see that someone picked up a certain area and how much was cleaned.
  • That can inspire others to chip in.
  • This will help us estimate how many people are involved in picking up litter and how much they are picking up.  
  • If you enter your name (or group name) you gain recognition for your efforts. 
Patches & the Recognition Event: Another change this year is the new online form to request certificates, patches, and invitations for the Recognition Event.  There are a lot of Clean Sweep participants who don't want to be bothered with patches or recognition events, hence the separate form. But for Scout leaders and others, this will be the form where you enter all the names and addresses of your participants so they will each receive an invitation  and certificates with patches attached.   The Recognition Event will be June 12 at 7:00 pm.  This is especially popular with youth groups.  Certificates and patches will be handed out with the Mayor, and there will be refreshments and door prizes. We've been tweaking this event over the years and last year we had the best one yet, and we were done by 8:00 pm.