LETTER: Cleanup was joint effort


To the editor:

Much of the litter along roadsides of Westborough has disappeared thanks to the public-spirited volunteers who participated in the 2011 Townwide Earth Day Clean-up, sponsored by the Westborough Community Land Trust. This year more than 100 volunteers picked up about 105 bags of trash to make Westborough greener and cleaner. There were enthusiastic volunteers of all ages, including work teams from Ted's Montana Grill and H&S Environmental, a church group from New Hope Chapel, the young group of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, plus public-spirited families and individuals. Scouts also pitched in this effort to clean up the environment, including Cub Scout Packs 4 and 33 and Explorer Post 85.

A special thank you to Cleanup coordinator Bruce Tretter with his team of Kelly Wilcox, Vivian Kimball and Kris Allen. Bruce did an outstanding job by biking around Westborough to identify, photograph, and map major litter-strewn locations for clean up. Also much appreciated are those who helped with publicity and to register and assign volunteers to sites: Leslie Leslie, Sharon Williams, Barbara Muise, Kathy Leblanc, and Elaine Moore. Thanks once again to New Hope Chapel for generously providing refreshments to reward the volunteers.

As always, the cooperation of the Westborough DPW is critical to the success of our Town-wide clean-up. We very much appreciate the work and continued support of Don Gale and his crew, who provide supplies and collect the trash bags. The Westborough Community Land Trust salutes the many volunteers who stepped forward, trash bag in hand, to make our most visible public ways litter free and our shared environment more attractive.

John Metzger
Westborough Community
Land Trust

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