Clean Sweep award winners for 2013 are:
Housatonic River Cleanup, Inc. - "Housatonic River Champions" - Special recognition for this mega-cleanup event in Shelton, Stratford, and Milford. This year, on the Shelton portion of the river alone, 168 people removed an estimated 65 cubic yards from the river and piled it up at the Sunnyside boat ramp. This annual event has been held each year even before our Clean Sweep Program began six years ago.
|Housatonic River Cleanup, Inc. created a 65 cu.yd. pile of litter at the Sunnyside Boat Ramp
|Boy Scout Troop 28 at the Wiacek Open Space
Shelton Land Trust - "Best Find" - for pulling an old motorcycle out of the woods, along with three pickup trucks worth of junk from the Land Trust open space adjacent to Wake Robin Drive.
|Land Trust members with an old motorcycle pulled from the woods
|Boy Scout Pack 27 at East Village Park.
Tighe & Bond - "Volunteer of the Year" - Business category, for removing 25 large garbage bags of litter from parts of Isinglass Road and Huntington Street where they border Aquarion watershed lands.
|Tighe & Bond employees along Isinglass & Huntington Street.
George Waters - "Volunteer of the Year" - Individual category for tirelessly cleaning up the banks of the Housatonic River by canoe and kayak year round and cleaning up around the Shelton Canal, removing about 30 large bags and other assorted debris from our waterways.
|George Water's kayak on the Housatonic
A full list of Clean Sweep participants along with a photo album is on the DontTrashShelton.org website. Patches and certificates are available to participants by completing an online Patch/certificate request form. Participants who do not attend the recognition event on June 12 will receive their patches and certificates later that week.