Chester, Connecticut

May 2021

Results of CLT's 2021 Earth Day Cleanup

April 2021

Earth Day 2021 – Call for Volunteers



A HUGE THANK YOU to those of you who were able to help, and participate in todays cleanup. Also Kudos to those on this committee, that helped put this event together!

We had 45 people show up at 9 am to help out !!! We all said WOW!!  Cleaning assignment locations were given out, along with water, gloves, maps, yellow vests, and trash bags. And off everyone went. Jenny brought a table and chairs, and a table full of supplies and displays! Fran put out dozens of oranges safety cones on the streets, along with signs in various locations.  We were blessed with great weather and at the end I had driven around and retrieved about 2 1/2 truck loads of trash a total of 41 large garbage bags full of every type of trash imaginable. Along with car parts, tires, rims, shovels, mufflers and even a driveshaft. Hundreds and hundreds of pounds of trash!  And more! And should we count the liquor “nips”?? Easily hundreds and hundreds.

The Chester public works placed a dumpster outside their locked gate for us to put the trash.  A team effort by everyone for a very successful event. I will be sending out the results this week to various departments, to let the residents know how we made out from their hard work, and to continue to promote the Chester Land Trust and this event.

Bill Myers
Chester Land Trust President

APRIL 22, 2021 – Earth Day is the day designated for fostering appreciation of the earth's environment, and bringing awareness of the issues that threaten Mother earth. It was created in the United States in 1970 to increase public awareness of environmental problems and is now celebrated around the world on April 22nd, with the intention of raising awareness about pollution, and seeking care of our environment.

In conjunction with the town of Chester, this year Chester Land Trust is teaming up for a town-wide beautification clean-up effort. If you would like to participate in this effort, CLT members and volunteers are meeting at Water Street Parking Lot on Saturday, April 24th, at 9am. In the event of rain, the event will be rescheduled to 9am, Sunday, April 25th. 

Designated litter pickup areas will be assigned that morning, or participants can pick other areas in town. The town of Chester will send out additional information about this event, so stay tuned!

Attendees and volunteers are asked to wear sturdy, comfortable shoes, bring and use protective gloves, and to bring a bright, colored outer garment for recognition for safety. If anyone has a "pick-stick" (a stick with a nail protruding from the end), you may bring it along. We are providing large plastic bags and will designate locations where little pickup is especially needed. 

"Come on Downtown” on the 24th of April, and help keep Chester looking sparkling clean, and celebrate the 51st anniversary of World Wide Earth Day.
Bill Myers
Chester Land Trust President