Earth Day Cleanup 2009
|Volunteers pick up bags and gloves
WEST GREENWICH ANNUAL EARTHDAY CLEANUP A HUGE SUCCESS
Over 175 volunteers of
all ages assembled at 8:30 am ,Saturday April 25 to tackle an enormous clean up project in the Big River and Lake Mishnock
area of West Greenwich.
After sign up conducted by Terry Gray, five teams led by Bob Zulegar, Peter Gengler,
Joe Unsworth, Dan Novak, and Ken Brown led their respective teams to locations in the Big River area along Division road,
Route 3, and Lake Mishnock.
Participants included families, mountain bikers, cub and boy scout troops, and
a group of students from URI.
Over 5 huge dumpsters were filled with every conceivable type of trash from
tires to bedsprings. A rusted car and many tires were among the items collected and disposed of.
Ken Brown and
his grandaughter, Emma, cleaned up the Lake Mishnock area
Sandy Bockes, the Conservation commission
secretary also found treasures including a new pair of non glare hunters gogles and deer antlers.
volunteers gathered at the Big River Inn where prizes were raffled off and lunch was served.
stated that he was "amazed that so many people worked so hard and gave up their time again this year to make the environment
a better place to live"
This 13th annual earth day cleanup event was sponsored by the West
Greenwich Conservation Commission, Lake Mishnock Preservation Association, New England Mountain Bikers Association, Amgen
and the Rhode Island Water Resources Board.
Below are a few pictures taken by Paul Kaltschnee. More pictures
can be found here www.wgtownri.org
|Two dumpsters full of Big River tires.Big River is not a brand name.
|These kids were a big help
|Emma helps Grandpa (AKA LMPA webmaster)