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Huge Belfast roadside litter clean up coming soon

Community Author: michael Hurley
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Contact: mike@pilut.com

BELFAST — The first  Belfast roadside trash cleanup is really catching fire. Set for Friday and Saturday May 11, 2018 and May 12, 2018, the goal is to clean every road in Belfast. Belfast has 59 miles of road and organizers need your help if we want to clean it all. Would your organization like to be a part of this? Rotary, Lions, PTA, churches, Boy and Girl Scouts, etc. etc.? School groups? We need your help. Would your business like to be a part of this effort? Many businesses are getting involved to help pick up garbage, organize teams, and be sponsors. We need your help. How about your family? Bring grandma and the kids too! Maybe you’re just one person or have a couple friends or kids who want to help? We need your help.

Who’s involved so far? Cornerspring Montessori School, Waldo County General Hospital, Katwalk, , School Mathews Brothers, The Colonial Theatre, Athenahealth, Troy Howard Middle School, Capt. Albert Stevens school, Three Tides & Marshall Wharf, Front Street Pub, Bell the Cat, Bank of America, Pinkerton & Sons Disposal,  Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition, Riposta’s Funeral Home, Glow salon, Inner Sense Screen Printing, Delvino’s, Belfast Parks and Recreation, Our Town Belfast, Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce, On Process, Cold Comfort Theatre and many more coordinators and volunteers.  Many hands will lighten the load and your help is needed.

This is planned and organized to be an inclusive and fun event. There will be a big cookout in the parking area next to Front Street Pub. Yes; picking up garbage littered along the road is going to be fun and it even comes with hot dogs. We estimate 59 miles of road will reveal more than 100,000 pounds of trash. Many businesses will be taking their employees and friends out on Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12, is the big day. While brave adults work the roads school kids from Troy Howard and Capt. Albert Stevens School have committed to clean the beaches of Belfast. This is going to be big. With your help we can do it.

Team Leaders will meet up at 7 a.m. Saturday, May 12, in the parking lot between Front Street Shipyard and Front Street Pub. After the teams spread out and do the clean-up, there will be a big cookout.

Visit the Facebook page Keeping Belfast Maine Beautiful to register. Follow the Facebook page to be kept up to date. This event is sponsored by John Gibbs and The Front Street Pub, Belfast Parks and Recreation, Our Town Belfast, the City of Belfast, and many local organizations, individuals, and businesses. For information write Norm Poirier Belfast Parks and Recreation at Norm Poirier parksandrec@cityofbelfast.org. For information, call 323-2629.

 

The group meets every Monday at 6 p.m. at Belfast City Hall.