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Volunteers Encouraged to Take Part in Saturday's Earth Day Activities
April 18, 2012
The City of Troy will hold its annual Earth Day Cleanup on Saturday, April 21. Volunteers are encouraged to participate and join the established neighborhood groups who have already planned cleanup activities throughout the City.
“Earth Day celebrates the importance of natural resource protection and environmental conservation. Here in Troy, it’s a wonderful tradition and a demonstration of how much pride residents have in their communities,” Mayor Lou Rosamilia said. “I applaud all of the volunteers and community leaders who will take time this weekend improving their neighborhoods.”
Materials for cleanup can be picked up at the Knickerbacker Ice Rink on Friday, April 20 until 3 p.m. Volunteer groups can have materials delivered to their work sites on Saturday morning by coordinating with Vito Ciccaerelli at 270-4624.
City of Troy crews will conduct trash pickups in the area of cleanup projects until 2 p.m. on Saturday. A limited number of gloves and T-shirts will be provided. Earth Day projects and contacts are as follows:
• Cleanup of the Poestenkill at First St.
Contact: Steve Muller, 274-0846, or 258-6455 day of event
• Uptown Initiative
Cleanup of Ingalls Avenue Park, and Troy Central Little League
Contact Billie-Jean Green at 321-5470 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Peggy Kownack at 272-4072 or email@example.com.
• Hillside North Neighborhood Group
Cleanup of the field next to School 12, vacant lots on 10th Street, 10th Street Pocket Park
Contact: Claire Pitts Claire@triponline.org
• Frear Park Conservatory
Cleanup and tree planting, group meets at Frear Park tennis courts at 9 a.m.
Contact: Mary Ann Conroy, 273-9286
• Troy Eastside Neighborhood Group
Cleanup of Mount Ida Cemetery on Pinewoods Avenue
Contact: Lorraine English, 274-8068
• Osgood/South End Neighborhood Group
Cleanup of Canal Avenue Tot Lot and Canal Avenue between 1st and 3rd streets.
Contacts: Sid Fleisher, 272-1944, or Sonny Loomis, 272-2879
• Friends of Beman Park
Park cleanup and dog park cleanup
Contact: Roslyn Webber, 274-4720
• Friends of Prospect Park
Annual spring cleanup and sprucing (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
Contact: Peter Grimm, 273-1500
• Downtown Troy Business Improvement District
Barker Park cleanup and plantings; Cleanup of War Memorial in Riverfront Park; Priming and painting of 25 new metal flower baskets; (Group meets at 251 River St. at 9 a.m.)
Contact: Elizabeth Young, 279-7997
• Burden Iron Works Group
Cleanup of sites at the South Troy Pool, 4th and Tyler Streets, 1st and Jackson Street; The Contemporary Artist Center, Woodside will be cleaning on Mill Street.
Contact: Jane Snay, firstname.lastname@example.org.
• South Central Troy Neighborhood Watch
Cleanup along Front Street to Havermans Avenue, and Ferry Street to the Poestenkill
Contact: Heather Hamlin, 441-5700
• Stow Avenue Group
Cleanup near Menands Bridge from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m., moving to cleanup of area near local apartments at 9:30 a.m.
• Downtown Troy Playgrounds Initiative
Cleanup from Grand Street to Troy Boys & Girls Club (meet at Gurley Building parking lot along 6th Avenue)
Contact: Nora McDowell, email@example.com
• North Lansingburgh Neighborhood Watch
Cleanup at Lansingburgh Village Cemetery, 107th Street and 3rd Avenue; 112th Street Memorial Park, joint project with Cornell Cooperative Extension to landscape area
Contact: Jim Gordon, 365-2270
• Cleanup of island at the bottom of Mill Street and Burden Avenue
Marcia and Jack Keefe
• Cleanup of island at Congress Street and Brunswick Avenue
Paul Rapp and Lori Cerulli
Saturday, April 28
• Sacred Heart School
Cleanup of area around Sacred Heart School and Kinloch Park; activities scheduled from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and includes bottle drive.
Contact: Carmella Mantello, firstname.lastname@example.org
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