By Melissa Carll, Marketing
On April 17, just a few days before Earth Day, the Co-op’s Membership and Community Outreach Committee put together a roadside clean-up. Anyone from the community over the age of twelve was welcome to meet at the Co-op that Saturday morning, pick up orange vests and trash bags, and then caravan over to the Co-op’s adopted section on County Route 59.
The group totaled just under 20 persons, and for a couple of hours that somewhat rainy morning, they walked along the route filling garbage bags with refuse from the shoulder of the road. Several large bags of trash were collected, and recycling was taken to the transfer station.
This clean-up was the second one the Co-op has hosted in the past year. We hope to continue the small act of collecting garbage with the hope that we can keep our community beautiful and safe and more environmentally sound.
Member Bliss McIntosh, along with the Membership and Community Outreach Committee, is primarily responsible for the Co-op adopting a 4-mile section of road along County Route 59. Next time you drive that way, keep a lookout for the signs that demarcate where we will do road clean-ups in the future.
Image credits to B. McIntosh and C. Brooks - thank you for sharing!