Monday, April 28, 2014

Clean Sweep Across Shelton

We have more pictures coming in as people are out in force cleaning up their neighborhoods. Here are just a few:

Girl Scout Troops 60778 and 60443 cleaned up Elizabeth Shelton School. 

Cub Scout Pack 27 cleaned up East Village Park

Litter collected by George Waters along Canal Street

Items removed from the Far Mill River by the Pastore Family

Monday, April 21, 2014

Shelton Land Trust with Tighe & Bond

Tighe & Bond joined forces with the Shelton Land Trust this year to clean up a newly preserved property along Ivy Brook near Constitution Blvd South. This is the Land Trust newest property, and they got quite the haul from it.

Boy Scout Troop 28

Year after year, Boy Scout Troop 28 is one of our extreme overachievers when it comes to Clean Sweep projects. This year, it was not enough to pick up litter from one location, so they chose four.   They have hauled enormous piles of garbage out of the woods every spring since 2008, the first year of Shelton Clean Sweep. There were the "Volunteer of the Year" for the group category for three out of four years, and "Heavy Metal Champions" for the fourth year.  Here's a look back on their Clean Sweep projects, starting with the four locations they cleaned this year:

2014 - Along Shelton Ave, near the Dog Park

2014 - Shelton Ave at the Powerlines

2014 - Wiacek Open Space, near the High School, Paugussett Trail

2014 - Mohegan Open Space, at Mohegan Road & Far Mill Street

2008 - Junk hauled up from steep ravine at Riverview Park, first year of Clean Sweep.

2009 - Riverview Park, junk hauled up from steep ravine

2010 - Huntington Street Open Space (near Maple Lane)

2011 Shelton Ave Near the Dog Park

2012 Boehm Pond Open Space

2013 Junk removed from the Wiacek Open Space

Friday, April 4, 2014

2014 Clean Sweep Patch

Here's the patch design for Shelton Clean Sweep 2014.  Each year we have a custom design and give the patches out (free!) to people who have picked up litter.  Scouts in particular like the iron-on patches. Often the patches are attached to certificates of appreciation signed by the Mayor.  It's all done by request via the website, since some people prefer patches but no certificates, others prefer certificates but no patches, and some don't want anything.

The custom patch series began in 2010, and this is our 5th design.  We order 500 patches, and have very few left over after the event. Last year we also donated 75 of the patches to the Housatonic River Cleanup organizers to hand out at the Sunnyside Boat Launch.