State Representative Jason Perillo today urged civic and community groups, businesses and individuals to organize clean up groups, find littered locations in Shelton, and clean them up as part of the 2nd annual Shelton Clean Sweep 2009.
The event takes place April 19th through the 25th, Earth Day Week, said Representative Perillo, R-Shelton. Perillo will be organizing a team to focus its efforts on downtown neighborhoods on Saturday the 25th.
“Last year’s event was a huge success,” Perillo said. “Volunteers picked up hundreds of bags of litter from our streets, parks and waterways and we’re hoping this year’s Clean Sweep will be even more successful. The term ‘clean sweep’ means a clean slate or a fresh new start. Most families welcome spring with a top to bottom cleanup of their homes, garages and lawns. What better way to celebrate Earth Day Week than by giving our community its annual spring cleaning!”
Churches, community organizations, scouting groups, businesses and individuals interested in participating in Shelton Clean Sweep 2009 should organize a team, pick a location in the city that’s littered, pick a day, and register their clean-up events on the Shelton website www.donttrashshelton.org, Perillo said.
Scouting groups can earn a free Shelton Landkeeper patch if they volunteer to clean any open space property owned by the city, Perillo said.If groups are unable to schedule their events the week of April 19-25, any other week will do. Interested groups should open the website www.cityofshelton.org. Shelton Clean Sweep can be found on the front page, where you can both view the site and register.
The Shelton Anti-Litter Committee also is sponsoring an “Adopt a Street Program” to help keep city streets free of litter the year round, Perillo said.
For more information, please call Representative Perillo at his capitol office toll-free at 1-800-842-1423.