Wednesday, July 27, 2022

2022 Clean Sweep Awards

Many thanks to everyone involved with Shelton Clean Sweep. Once again, people rolled up their sleeves and worked to beautify their neighborhoods, parks, and school by cleaning up litter. 

Every year the Anti-Litter Committee selects Clean Sweep Volunteer of the Year Awards in three categories: individual, business, and group. It's a tough decision every year. The Committee looks through the clean-ups that were recorded via the online reporting form to see how much various people picked up. Many clean-up projects are not recorded online or reported to us, and therefore could not be considered for an award (sorry!).  Members of the Litter Committee do not qualify, nor do Adopt-a-Street participants (because this is for Clean Sweep).  So here we go: 

Business Category:
Richemont North America

The Business Category was taken by Richemont North America for removing litter from Shelton High School. Nice job!

Individual Category: 
Ellen Cramp
Ellen Cramp once again earned the award in the Individual Category. Ellen picks up litter year-round and also works on our hiking trails. For Clean Sweep 2022, she picked up litter from Coram Road and Oak Valley Trail. Give Ellen a round of applause. 

Group Category:
Olde Ripton Garden Club
The Olde Ripton Garden Club was given the Award in the Group Category. The club picked up litter from the Huntington Green and Ripton Road, continuing their efforts to beautify Shelton. Good work!

Community Engagement Award:
Shelton Clean Up Project
A fourth award was handed out for 2022: A Community Engagement Award to Shelton Clean Up Project. This group started as a pandemic Facebook Group of people who arranged sporadic meeting places to pick up litter throughout the year. The group has evolved and now posts a schedule of upcoming work parties open to the general public. High school students can have their community service forms signed by attended one of their events.  Standing ovation! 

Many thanks to our award winners and to everyone who picked up even just a little bit of litter for Clean Sweep. Many hands make light work. 

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