The Wilton Conservation Commission invites all citizens to usher in the spring season by participating in the annual Townwide Community Cleanup on Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m..

Spring’s arrival has revealed unsightly litter that has been improperly disposed and 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 your friends and neighbors that now is the time to cleanup Wilton.

Each spring for the past three years approximately 60 people have consistently gathered at the Town Green on a Saturday morning, picked up garbage bags and work gloves, and spread 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.

All residents and town organizations are invited to participate and help clean up Wilton. Come to the Town Green on April 23 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 stop by the Town Green at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 23.