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Thursday, April 28, 2011

River Cleanup

The leaders of the Housatonic River Cleanup LLC today announced that boaters, fishermen and environmentalists within their group are seeking additional volunteers to join in a massive river clean up in three area communities along the Housatonic River – Stratford, Milford and Shelton.


The Housatonic River Clean Up will be held from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, May 7 (rain or shine). The event will be held in conjunction with the Town-sponsored Project Green Sweep, which is also part of the national Great American Cleanup. Volunteers are asked to meet at one of the following locations:


§  Birdseye Boat Ramp, Stratford

§  Sunnyside Boat Ramp, Shelton


Organizers of the event have arranged for refreshments throughout the day and supplies that will be needed for the cleanup (bags, gloves, etc.) Participants do not need boating experience but they are advised to dress for working outdoors. If they have a pickup truck, they are encouraged to bring it along. All participants will be entered in a drawing to win gift certificates.


Organizers of this event include the Housatonic River Cleanup LLC, all of the boat clubs along the River and businesses in Stratford, Shelton, and Milford.


To volunteer, show up at either of the above locations, and you will be given an assignment. If you have any questions, call Stratford Town Planner Dave Killeen at 385-4017.



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