Town of Poughkeepsie Conservation Advisory Commission hosts successful Earth Day Cleanup
The Town of Poughkeepsie Conservation Advisory Commission (CAC) proudly announces its successful Earth Day municipal cleanup on Saturday, April 23rd. In a true community collaboration, a total of 92 bags of garbage and assorted large items were removed from seven locations across five of the Town’s wards, resulting in a cleaner, more welcoming environment and the reduction of pollution, especially the dangerous plastic that can land in our local waterways and harm wildlife.
The CAC is grateful to Town Board members Jeff Renihan (and the New Hamburg Fire Department), Ann Shershin (and the Arlington Business District), and Anne Burger (and teen volunteers) who each organized cleanup sites. The New Hamburg Neighborhood Association, Cub Scout Pack 223, and homeschooler group The Righteous Rangers all stepped up to manage additional locations. We appreciate the participation of Town Supervisor Jon J. Baisley, State Senator Sue Serino, and County Legislator Tony D’Aquanni. Highway Superintendent Marc Pfeifer and staff member Lisa Simmons provided needed supplies for our many volunteers.
The Conservation Advisory Commission meets on the first Monday of each month at 7 pm and is chaired by Pamela Kingsley.