The following article was submitted by the Wilton Conservation Commission.
The Wilton Conservation Commission invites all citizens to usher in the spring season by participating in the annual Townwide Community Cleanup on Saturday, March 28, at 9 a.m.-12 p.m..
As the snow quickly melts, it is revealing unsightly litter that has been improperly disposed, which detracts from the clean renewal that spring brings. Now is the perfect time to cleanup this litter because the leaves are gone from the trees and bushes, and the litter along the roads and paths is visible. Please spread the word to friends and neighbors that now is the time to cleanup our Town.
Over the past three years approximately 80 people have consistently gathered at the Town Green on a Saturday spring morning, picked up garbage bags and work gloves, and fan out around town to pick up litter along our roads and the banks of the Norwalk River. Each year volunteers fill an entire dumpster with the litter they collect in three hours time.
If you or your organization would like to help us clean up our town please come to the Town Green on March 28 and choose from a list of sites that are in desperate need of attention. Wilton’s largest watercourse, the Norwalk River, is always in need of attention as litter accumulates along its river banks. Work gloves, garbage bags and a dumpster will be available at the gazebo. Pinocchio’s Pizza is once again supporting the cleanup effort by donating vouchers for a free slice of cheese pizza for all volunteers.
Anyone interested in volunteering or organizing a group of volunteers can call the Conservation Commission Office at 203.563.0180 for further information or just stop by the Town Green at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 28.