‘I feel so proud of how beautiful our town looks’


To the Editor:

Pride. That’s the word that comes to my mind as I drive around Westborough this week. Anyone driving, biking, or walking in our town the past couple of weeks has surely noticed all the yellow bags full of trash lining the roadways, and also noticed how clean our town has become. That is the result of the efforts of the 400 wonderful volunteers who participated in this year’s annual Earth Day Litter Cleanup, organized by the Westborough Community Land Trust.

WCLT is an all-volunteer, non-profit group in Westborough. As the WCLT volunteer who organized this year’s effort, I feel so proud of how beautiful our town looks. I’m proud of the spirit of community shared by the people who gave their time to clean up. And I’m proud to live in a town where so many people take pride in their own values of volunteerism, personal responsibility, and environmental stewardship. Thank you to all of you!

In addition to the individuals and families who volunteered, I would like to express sincere appreciation to the many businesses and organizations who supported this effort in a variety of ways. Food for the volunteer picnic was donated by Arturo’s Ristorante, Roche Bros., Stop & Shop, and DoubleTree Hilton. Flower bouquets for volunteers were donated by Mugford’s Flower Shoppe. The Westborough Department of Public Works donated the cleanup bags and collected the full bags. And the following clubs and businesses volunteered as a team to clean an area: Marvell Semiconductor, the Corridor 9 “HYPE 9” group, Eastern Dentists Insurance Company, Malvern Panalytical, Sika EMSEAL, Crossfit Prototype, CCR Wealth Management, DoubleTree Hilton, Westborough Civic Club, Westborough High School National Honor Society, Westborough Connects, Gurdwara Sahib Sikh Temple, Chapel of the Cross, residents of DelWebb Chauncy, Westborough Youth Lacrosse, Explorer Post 85, and 14 different Cub, Boy, and Girl Scout troops! Without these groups, this effort could not have taken place.

If you missed this year’s cleanup, it’s never too late to fill up a trash bag when you go for a walk! And next April, please go to WestboroughLandTrust.org to sign up for Litter Cleanup 2024!

Janet Anderson, WCLT Education Committee Chair

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