Earth Day: Community Clean Up
April 23, 2022 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
For years Friends of Main Street has organized its community cleanups along the historic Mad River on Earth Day! Today we can now enjoy the beauty of this river, the walking path, bridges, and historic mill buildings.
Take pride in your community and help clean up litter on streets and sidewalks in your neighborhoods or any other locations arond town. Don’t worry if you’re not able to fill a whole bag of trash, any little bit makes a difference.
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 at 9:30 am. Bring and wear gloves. Friends of Main Street will provide Eco-Friendly trash bag and latex gloves, if needed. Return at 11:30 am, bring your filled trash bag to the Public Works truck for water and pizza from local restaurants at 12:00 pm.
TARGET AREAS: Pick up a bag and pick up on your street or locations downtown i.e. East End Park, Rowley Street around recreational fields and parking lots, Willow Street, including the Skate Park and parking lots, to Bridge Street, all along Main Street (river and retail sides), the old Rail Trail behind Mad River Lofts to Prospect Street, Tatro Pond.
Does your group want to volunteer again this year? If so, please click on the VOLUNTEER GROUP button so we can stay in contact with your group.
Take a Walk, Ride or Hike!
Enjoy the Sue Grossman Still River Greenway (parking 18 Lanson Dr., Winsted) – 40,000 trips on that greenway annually!
Reach out to Winsted Trails or the Winchester Land Trust to see if they are scheduling any guided hikes? Don't forget to bring a bag to pick up any trash you may find along the way.
*Instructions for those picking up trash: Have fun and be safe – Priority No. 1! 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.