Earth Day: Invest in Our Planet
April 23, 2022 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
How you will celebrate Earth Day this year? There's no shortage of activities that are good for your health and our environment.
For years Friends of Main Street has organized its cleanups along the historic Mad River, with volunteers bringing their own tools trimming — or hacking — away at years' worth of weeds and undergrowth and trash.
Over the past few years, the Board of Selectmen and town management have, for the public's safety, had the overgrowth that was not safe for volunteers to reach along the banks of the Mad River trimmed with an ongoing maintenance plan. Today we can now enjoy the beauty of this river, the walking path, bridges, and historic mill buildings.
However, to continue to maintain our beautiful downtown area, lakes, rivers and trails, we need help removing accumulated trash around town. And what better time to kick it off than Earth Day every year!
WHERE: Meet Us on Main Street!
Friends of Main Street will be setting up an information tent on the sidewalk at 372-378 Main Street (in between Monaco's Ristorante and the Faith Bible Church. Follow all COVID guidelines: Wear a mask, observe 6ft. distancing, bring and wear gloves. Friends of Main Street will provide Eco-Friendly trash bag and latex gloves, if needed.
Learn about Recycling, Buy a Plant and Take a Walk, Ride or Hike!
"Leave this world a little better than you found it" – Robert Baden-Powell, Founder of the Scout Movement
*Instructions for those picking up trash: Have fun and be safe – Priority No. 1! Everyone should wear a mask (even if vaccinated), observe 6ft. distancing, bring and wear gloves. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, old clothing, and a bright color/reflective jacket or shirt. Protect yourself from ticks: Wear long clothing with pants that tuck into socks. All clothing should be washed (in case of ticks), and a shower taken immediately upon returning home. An adult should accompany all children. Watch out for broken glass, and do not pick it up. Small nipper bottles should be included with the trash bag. Keep soda cans and any glass in a separate bag from trash to be properly recycled at RRDD1. Friends of Main Street Winsted (FOMS) will not be responsible for bodily injury, property damage, COVID/illness that may occur due to this clean-up.