Earth Day Clean Up: Rotary seeking donations and volunteers

by beth on March 29, 2016

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Above: This month, you can volunteer to rid Southborough of litter. (Image cropped from photo posted to Flickr by M. Dolly)

As you were out enjoying the spring weather this month, you may have come across some of the litter that accumulates over the year. As usual, residents are being recruited to fix that.

The Rotary Club is sponsoring it’s 26th Annual Earth Day Clean Up.

Earth Day Clean Up - contributions

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In preparation, they are seeking contributions to help with supplies (including the bright t-shirts volunteers wear while picking up litter on roadsides).

If you donate by April 8th, they can add your name as a sponsor on the T-shirt. (See flyer for more info.)

And save the date for the Earth Day Clean Up on April 23rd.

(Truthfully, it’s a tribute to Earth Day. Actual Earth Day is April 22nd. But how many people can ditch work to pick up litter?)

That Saturday, community members are encouraged to volunteer time cleaning our streets. The starting time is 8:00 am at Southborough DPW Building.

To motivate an early start, coffee, pastries and T-shirts will be available. (First come first served.)

Volunteers are welcomed to celebrate their efforts at the Town Gazebo at 11:30 am. Pizza, soda and ice cream will be served.

Earth Day Clean Up flyer

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In between, you’ll be helping to clean up the streets in town. Remember to BYOG – Bring Your Own Work Gloves!! (Bug spray is also encouraged.)

Have a favorite spot that needs TLC? To adopt a favorite street in advance, call Southborough’s Department of Public Works at 508-485-1210.

Otherwise, you can sign up that morning at DPW’s location next to the Transfer Station.

The rain date for clean up is Sunday, April 24th.

1 Carl Guyer March 31, 2016 at 9:03 AM

Rotary Says “Thank You” to the following organizations that have helped out so far.

Ted’s Towing
Yama Fuji Restaurant
Eagle Leasing
Saint Mark’s School
Southborough Open Land Foundation

Thanks for helping keeping Southborough Green and Clean.

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