Published DateMOULTONBOROUGH — The 3rd annual town clean-up, orgianally scheduled for May 11, will kick off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 18 from the playground facility on Playground Drive and from States Landing Beach on States Landing Road. It runs through 12 Noon. The event was postponed because of rain.
People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join in on tasks ranging from raking, litter collection, flower bed weeding, and a mulching of shrub beds to the collection of wind blow sticks and tree limb.
From these two staging areas roadways and Long Island beach are also addressed as location jobs and clean ups area assigned. Those doing the roadway clean-up they are given blue litter collection bags which, when filled, are left on the roadside for town pick-up on Monday.
This annual event brings volunteers from the community together to clean up the past season's litter and debris along the roadsides and throughout the parks allowing the new green growth to prosper. Scott Kinmond, the Town's Road Agent and DPW Director, said From these actions we draw the phrase, a "clean up and green up of our community" and "a community in partnership".
For those who want to conduct a neighborhood pick-up with their neighbors or adopt a roadway for the course of the year, the blue litter bags will be available on the 11th at eh two staging areas and after that through arrangement with the DPW Offices during normal business hours by calling 1-603-253-7445. These bags will then be accepted at the DPW Garage and Transfer Station for disposal during normal business hours.
The event is being labeled as BYOT; Bring Your Own Tools of shovels and rakes, work clothes and gloves, street brooms, and the like. The town will assist by supplying trash bags and a truck to collect the debris.