Thursday, August 18, 2016

Old Wrestling Platform and Tires -- So Many Tires

Work in progress.  So many tires.
There was an impressive old wrestling platform in the open space off of Pine Tree Hill and Beech Tree Hill Road, covered in vines and vegetation, and resting on a mountain of stacked tires. It was on our wishlist for cleanup for several years before Chris Vickers rose to the challenge. In addition to being unsightly during winter months, the tires were breeding grounds for mosquitoes.



Chris had to clear the vegetation, cut the platform up with a chainsaw, and took about 100 tires to the transfer station. But there are still more tires to haul out, and Chris is looking for help to get the job finished. Calling all Scouts! If there are any troop out there willing to help, please contact Teresa at

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

2016 Clean Sweep Awards

Congratulations to our 2016 Volunteer of the Year awards! We have three categories: business, organization, and individual. This year we have two local businesses that worked together on a project and each gets an award.  Our winners are selected from those who have submitted cleanup reports via our online reporting form at, and exclude Adopt-a-Street participants and members of the Anti-Litter Committee.

Volunteer of the Year: Business Category
Mica-Corporation and Electri-Cable Assemblies (ECA)
For cleaning up Mountain View Drive and Ivy Brook Lane by removing 55 bags of litter along with two tires, license plates, an engine, and clothing. (Click awards to enlarge).

Volunteer of the Year: Organization Category
Boy Scout Troop 28
For hauling a pile of garbage up the the bottom of a cliff in the Shelton Lakes Greenway, including 3000 lbs of metal (a car), 45 tires, and fifteen bags of garbage.

Volunteer of the Year: Individual Category
Austin Foley
For collecting twelve bags of litter from East Village Park.