For our 6th annual Shelton Clean Sweep, more than 640 volunteers removed 340
large bags, 65 cubic yards, 2575 lbs of scrap metal, and 3 full pickup
trucks of litter from our roadways, waters, school grounds, and waterways,
as well as a variety of larger items such as tires, vinyl siding, sheet
metal, mattresses & boxsprings, propane tanks, roof cement, parts of a deck,
chunks of plastic, construction debris, etc. These are just the cleanups we
know about. Many other people cleaned up without reporting it. For everyone
involved: THANK YOU.
Boy Scout Troop 28 - "Heavy Metal Champions"
2500 lbs of debris, mostly scrap metal, from the Wiacek open space.
Cub Scout Pack 27 - "Volunteer of the Year" - Civic Group category f
removing 41 bags of litter from East Village Park.
Tighe & Bond - "Volunteer of the
Year" - Business category,
for removing 25 large garbage bags of
litter from parts of Isinglass Road and Huntington Street.
George Waters - "Volunteer of the Year" - Individual category
for tirelessly cleaning up the banks of the Housatonic River by canoe and
kayak year round and cleaning up around the Shelton Canal, removing about 30
large bags and other assorted debris from our waterways.
Cleanup, Inc. - "Housatonic River Champions"
recognition for the largest cleanup in Shelton. This year, 168 people
removed an estimated 65 cubic yards from the river and piled it up at the
Sunnyside boat ramp. This is only part of their efforts, however,
which also included more volunteers removing litter from the Housatonic in
Stratford and Milford.
Shelton Land Trust and
Neighbors - "Best Find" - for pulling an old motorcycle out of the woods,
along with three
pickup trucks worth of junk from the open space adjacent to Wake Robin
And many thanks to the following participants, in no particular
The Spillane Family
removed abotu 75 lbs of litter from Perry Hill
Girl Scout Troop 60058
removed a bag of litter from the Rec Path
near Lane Street.
has removed about 75 large bags of litter in the
past year from Long Hill Cross Road and parts of Bridgeport Ave. (*Has
formally adopted Long Hill Cross Road).
Girl Scout Troop 60062
removed 7 large bags from Long Hill
School and along the Far Mill River near Rt 110.
Cub Scout Pack 25
removed 3 bags of garbage from the
Mohegan School grounds.
Girl Scout Troop 63140
removed a bag of litter from the
Mohegan School grounds.
Melissa Cosscia & Jessica Masulli
cleaned up 3 large bags
from Hope Lake, the Community Center, and Booth Hill School.
Girl Scout Brownie Troop 60730
removed 3 bags of litter from Riverview Park.
Girl Scout Troop 60086
removed four large bags and "a weird, decaying
plastic square" from the open space along the River Walk.
kosturko klean sweep
removed 3 bags, a tire, and some metal bars from Booth
Stone Gardens Farm*
removed 11 large bags 4 tires, 1 rug, car seats, and
rolls of electrical wire from Birdseye and Pearmain Roads, (*then formally adopted a
portion of Birdseye Road).
The Gallagher Family
removed 16 large bags of litter from a
portion of Mill Street and the Far Mill River.
Girl Scout Troops 860 and 60041
cleared three bags of
litter from Elizabeth Shelton School.
Friends of the Shelton Dog Park
removed 2 large bags from
the Dog Park.
Boy Scout Troop 55
cleared 8 bags of litter from the
Shelton High School grounds.
Cub Scout Pack 28
removed 10 large bags of junk from the
Girl Scout Troop 60778
removed 2 bags of trash from
Elizabeth Shelton School.
Girl Scout Troop 60650
collected 3 large bags from Elm
Street & Coram Ave.
Girl Scout Troop 60394
filled 4 kitchen garbage bags with
litter from Hope Lake.
Girl Scout Troop 280
removed 14 small bags of trash from
Sunnyside School and did some landscaping while they were at it.
Ivy Brook Medical Center*
removed 3 large bag from
Constitution Blvd South (*Adopted a section of that road).
removed 7 large bags of litter from
Indendence Drive and Willoughby Road (*has formally adopted portions of
removed 3 large bags of litter from #1-#39
cleaned up 2.5 bags of litter from Riverview
Girl Scout Troop 64164
removed more than 2 bags of litter
from Constitution Park.
Pat Gajdosik and helpers
filled up 3 taping buckets from
Land Trust open space off of Barbara Drive.
removed 3 large bags of litter from
Caitlin McGuire family & friends
collected 10 large bags of
litter from Booth Hill Road at the Aquarion property.
hauled Caitlin McGuire's bags from the side
of Booth Hill Road to the transfer station.
Cub Scout Pack 24
collected 10 garbage bags of litter at
the Booth Hill School grounds.
The Pastore Family
filled up 2 large bags with litter from
the Far Mill River, Yutaka Trail to Farmill Crossin.
The Farmill River Association
removed 8 large bags of
litter, construction material, and other items from the Far Mill River
behind the Hilton.
Boy Scout Troop 19
removed 6 bags of trash, a lawn mower,
and some cables from Rt 110 along the Land Trust Nicholdale Farm property.
collected 8 large bags of litter from the
Long Hill & Constitution Blvd area.
removed a few dozen bags from Platt and Long
Hill Cross Roads, and many larger items including a vacuum cleaner, metal
fencing, a refrigerator box, sheet metal flashing, and a bike.
picks up 2 large bags of litter each week
during the spring and summer from the Indian Well Road area.