Volunteers are still needed for cleanups throughout The Last Green Valley. A complete list of cleanup projects can be found on The Last Green Valley, Inc.’s (TLGV) website, www.tlgv.org, (click on “Cleanup Volunteers Needed). Check back often, as new listings are being added weekly. TLGV has provided funds to support many of these cleanups, because together, we can make The Last Green Valley an even more beautiful place to live, work, and
Join the “Trash Mob” to clean up public spaces and tourist destinations in Willimantic on Friday, May 2, at 5 pm. Coordinated by the Windham Textile & History Museum and Visitor Center, volunteers meet on the even-numbered Fridays (weather permitting) at 5 pm. For more information, contact Bev York, the “Trash Mob Boss,” at 860 456-2178 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Brooklyn Conservation Commission will be hosting a Planting Party and Town Cleanup Event on Saturday, May 3, from 10 am – 1 pm. Join them to plant bushes and grasses on the nature trail area at Riverside Park. Please bring tools and gloves. In addition, organizations, individuals, and families are invited to participate in a town-wide cleanup eventto pick up trash along Brooklyn’s roads, parks, riversides and trails. There will be trash bags available at Riverside Park. Riverside Park will also be a trash collection point. This is a rain or shine event. For more information, contact Jeannine Noel or Diane Wimmer at 860-779-3411 or email@example.com.
The Killingly Parks & Recreation Department is sponsoring a cleanup of Cat Hollow Park on Dog Hill Road in Dayville on Saturday, May 3, from 9 – 11 am. Volunteers are needed to help pick up leaves, branches, trash and dog waste. As part of this project, the Parks & Recreation Department will be installing dog waste receptacles to keep the park cleaner in the future! For more information, contact intern Nicholas Herrick at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tracy Waggoner, Director, Parks & Recreation, at email@example.com.
The Town of Putnam and Putnam Business Association are looking for volunteers to spruce up downtown areas in Putnam and Rotary Park on Saturday, May 3, from 8 am – noon. Meet at Rotary Park on Kennedy Drive at 8 am. Trash bags, gloves, water, snacks, and maps of assigned areas are provided. The cleanup is followed by a picnic lunch. For more information, contact Karen Osbrey, PBA Beautification Committee, at 860-928-1350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals and groups are welcome to join the annual cleanups in Webster and Dudley, coordinated by the Webster Dudley Business Alliance on Saturday, May 3, from 8 am – 2 pm in Webster and 9 am – noon in Dudley. Please register ahead of time by contacting the WDBA at email@example.com. Gloves, bags, safety vests and a location to clean (if not already known)will be provided at check-in. T-shirts and tree seedlings will be distributed to volunteers while supplies last. Participants should bring all trash collected back to the dumpsters provided at
Webster Town Hall or Dudley Highway Garage. Pickup trucks will be available to help with bulk items, and electronic recycling will be available at reduced rates or free. For more information about the Webster cleanup, contact Deb at 774-272-1949 or 508-949-6232. For more information about the Dudley cleanup, contact Rosalie at 508-949-8017.
Join Thread City Development and the Willimantic Whitewater Partnership as they clean up WWP’s Bridge Street site and remove invasive species on Saturday, May 10, in preparation for the Willimantic Riverfest. For more information, contact Andrew Gutt at 860-423-4243 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the “Trash Mob” to clean up public spaces and tourist destinations in Willimantic on Friday, May 16 and Friday, May 30, at 5 pm. Coordinated by the Windham Textile & History Museum and Visitor Center, volunteers meet on the even-numbered Fridays (weather permitting) at 5 pm. For more information, contact Bev York, the “Trash Mob Boss,” at 860 456-2178 or email@example.com.Reliance House, Inc. will be coordinating monthly cleanups with spiritual and community groups in Norwich to remove trash from streets, woods, parks, and river banks.
Join them on Saturday, May 31, from 9 – 11 am for a woods cleanup at Indian Leap Falls in Norwich. For more information, contact Suzee Costa at 860 887-6536 x 228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Last Green Valley is a National Heritage Corridor – the last stretch of dark night sky in the coastal sprawl between Boston and Washington, D.C. A dynamic nonprofit organization, TLGV is a steward of that special place, working to celebrate our heritage, conserve our natural resources and respect our working lands.