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Posted on: May 22, 2023

Wrap-up of Earth Day Clean-up 2023

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Town-Wide Clean-up Nets over 100 Bags of Garbage!

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The Town of Poughkeepsie Conservation Advisory Commission offers a big thank you to all the town residents and town board members who volunteered and/or led clean-up events across the town to celebrate Earth Day!   

Town of Poughkeepsie Earth Day Clean-up 2023

This year's efforts, organized by the Conservation Advisory Commission (CAC) in coordination with the Town, netted 109 bags of garbage, along with tires, mattresses, and other items too big to bag.

There were six different clean-up events:

  • The New Hamburg Neighborhood Association picked up 18 bags around the hamlet
  • The community of Riverview picked up 20 bags along Channingville Road
  • New Hamburg Firehouse picked up 23 bags along Sheafe Road
  • Town board member Anne Burger (Ward 3) led a clean-up along Van Wagner road that picked up 6 bags
  • Town board member Ann Shershin (Ward 6) led a clean-up along Manchester Road in Arlington that picked up 13 bags
  • The student volunteer group Righteous Rangers picked up 4 bags in Red Oaks Mill Park with the help of board member Bill Carlos (Ward 2)
  • The Marist student organization SEED (Students Encouraging Environmental Dedication) led a campus clean-up that netted 8 bags

The CAC thanks all the residents who participated and is grateful for the enthusiastic support of the Town board members who took part, including Ward 1 Councilman Jeff Renihan, who helped organize the Sheafe Road clean-up and secured grabbers for New Hamburg residents for their clean-up, and Town Supervisor Jay Baisley, who helped organize the Channingville clean-up and did his own garbage pick-up along Spring Road and Vassar Road.

Finally, a huge thank you to Highway Superintendent Mike Simon and his team for their quick pick-ups following these events, and for their own clean-up along Boardman Road that netted 13 bags and two mattresses.

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