OLD SAYBROOK – In 2013 Old Saybrook resident and runner Bill Casertano noticed the mounting litter along the roadside. He decided to do something about it and started the annual event, Old Saybrook Green Up Day.
Join Casertano in this effort on Saturday, April 30, for the Fourth Annual Green Up Day, kicking off at 8 a.m. The rain date is Sunday, May 1.
Community members will once again head out to all parts of town throughout the day to clean up the litter found everywhere from school grounds and parking lots to marshes and parks.
Busy day? Take a bag to the park, Little League Opening Day, the Park and Recreation’s fishing derby, or wherever else your day takes you, fill it up, and throw it away at one of the event’s convenient locations. It’s a great example to set for kids, to show everyone working together to keep their favorite places, and the roads to them, clean.
Volunteers may collect trash individually in their own neighborhoods or meet up with others at the Green Up Meet Up on the green, at 8 a.m. before heading out.
Free garbage bags are available at the Town Hall Parking Lot, Town Park on Schoolhouse Road and the Town Beach Parking Lot. Full bags may be returned to these locations as well.
Take this critical step to prevent roadside litter from becoming not only a blight on the town, but also a threat to inland waterways and Long Island Sound. By simply walking your neighborhood, you could have a significant impact on the heath of the area’s beaches, rivers and estuaries.