Colebrook residents clean up town

Colebrook resident Deanne Fredsall and her daughter, Hailey, right before the two took part in the town’s annual Earth Day clean up on April 27.
Colebrook resident Deanne Fredsall and her daughter, Hailey, right before the two took part in the town’s annual Earth Day clean up on April 27.
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COLEBROOK — For more than 10 years, the town’s Conservation Commission has celebrated Earth Day with a town-wide cleanup. This year’s clean up took place on April 27 with residents going down the town’s 62 roads to pick up various trash in order to make the town a cleaner place to live. Trash bags and other items to help with clean up efforts were provided by members of the commission at Town Hall. “Over the course of winter with all the snow and everything, there is a build up of trash all over town you don’t necessarily see,” commission member Shayne Young said. “When you walk down the road as the snow melts you totally start to see garbage and it all starts to pile up. We try to clean up every road in town. We’re not always 100 percent successful, but we usually get a lot of roads covered.” “It’s great to get people involved,” commission member Joyce Hemingson added. “We already have people picking up trash during the year, but it’s good to get more eyes on the road to find trash and clean it up.” Two of the volunteers for the clean up were Deanne Fredsall and her daughter, Hailey. “We don’t like our street looking dirty,” Deanne Fredsall said. “People come off of Route 44 and throw their trash on the road. It’s disgusting and it ruins the environment, especially when people throw it into the river. We’re happy to clean it up.”

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