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Chaplin Cleanup Day
April 15, 2017 (Saturday)

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We live in a wonderful town, that's filled with the natural beauty of forests, fields, rivers, streams, ponds and wildlife—as well as historic buildings and cemeteries. All too often, many of us forget just how interesting and beautiful our town is, and don't do all that we can to help preserve that beauty. If you're like me, you feel disgusted when you're walking or driving down a road in our town and see trash littering the sides of the road, or in our cemeteries, Diana's Pool, or other public spaces. Here's a chance to do something about it!

The Last Green Valley

The Chaplin Conservation Commission sponsors an annual Chaplin Cleanup Day, which takes place in April each year. We receive funding for food and refreshments from The Last Green Valley.

The goal is to have as many individuals, households, and organizations as possible each agree to clean up a section of road or other public area (like Diana's Pool, a cemetery, etc.) within Chaplin. We hope that you will participate, and encourage your friends and neighbors to participate, to help renew this sense of pride and make our town an even better place to live.

Here's how it works:

  1. Look at the list of cleanup commitments below, and choose an area not yet taken that you or your family/household/organization are willing to take responsibility for cleaning.
  2. Email a note to cleanup@chaplinct.org with the following:
    • - Your Name(s)
    • - The area you'll be cleaning up (if part of a road, give intersections or house numbers of ends)
    • - How many people plan on attending the after-cleanup lunch.
  3. On or before April 15, perform the cleanup. Plastic trash bags and gloves will be available at the Chaplin Town Hall if you need them. If you come across anything on roads or public land that's too large for you to manage, please let us know, and we'll ask the town to deal with it, if that's appropriate. For the weekend of April 15, a town dump truck will be parked at the Town Hall parking lot, into which you can deposit trash from the cleanup (please do NOT bring any personal trash).
  4. After the cleanup, send any comments, reports, or photos that you want to share about what you found to cleanup@chaplinct.org. These will be published on this cleanup web page. There is also a Trash Tracker Form (download as MS Word or PDF) that The Last Green Valley would like participants to fill out, to give them a better idea of what sorts of trash are common. It would be helpful if you could fill out this form and either email it to cleanup@chaplinct.org (preferred) or drop it off at the After Cleanup Lunch at Garrison Park.

After Cleanup Lunch          1:00pm - 2:00pm Garrison Park

For everyone who participated in the cleanup, we will be gathering at Garrison Park for an after-cleanup lunch. Food and drink will be provided (probably pizza, sandwiches, soda and seltzer), and additional potluck contributions are welcome (but not required). Please let us know if you are planning on attending, so we'll know how much food to purchase.

If the weather is bad or it's too cold, we will have the lunch inside at the Chaplin Town Hall instead.

2017 Chaplin Cleanup Commitments (View Map)

Area Responsible Party
Rt. 198 from Chaplin St. to Natchaug River Bridge Victoria Northrop & Cesar Beltran
Bedlam Rd. from Town Line to Cemetery Virginia Walton
Bedlam Rd. Cemetery Chris Komuves
Bedlam Rd. from Cemetery to #100 Chris Komuves
Bujak Rd. Dick & Helen Weingart
Chewink Rd. from Route 6 (State Forrest Area) to #165 Labanara Family
Chewink Rd. from #165 to airline trail Matt Cunningham & Family
Diana's Pool and Diana's Pool Road Boy Scouts Troop 440
England Rd. Juan Sanchez & Family
Federal Rd. (from Davis Rd. to Tower Hill Rd.) Adele & Hank Swart
Halls Pond Rd. The White Family
Marcy Rd. Ann Lewis & David Raczkowski
Natchaug St. Howard - Cordy Family
North Bear Hill Rd., from Rt. 198 to Natchaug River Carl Lindquist
North Bedlam Rd., from Ridge Rd. to Palmer Rd. Pat Dubos
Palmer Rd., from North Bedlam to Ridge Rd. John Smith & Family
Pumpkin Hill Rd. Warren Church & Others
Ridge Rd., from Palmer to Rt. 198 Bruce Edelman
Rt. 198, along 32-38 Morey Road The White Family
Rt. 198, 300 feet to either side of South Natchaug St. intersectionHoward - Cordy Family
Singleton Rd. Ann Lewis & David Raczkowski
South Bear Hill Rd., from end to Cross Rd. Janet Stone
South Cemetary Rd. Janet Stone
Tower Hill Rd., from Mansfield Town Line to Russ Cemetary Dick & Helen Weingart
Tower Hill Rd., from Russ Cemetary to Federal Rd. Paul Baillargeon
Tower Hill Rd., from Federal Rd. to 280 Tower Hill Rd. Priscilla K. Willey
Tower Hill Rd., 280 Tower Hill Rd. to Davis Road Paul Baillargeon
Tower Hill Rd., from Davis Rd. to Ridge Rd. Carl Lindquist
Tower Hill Rd., from Ridge Rd. to Chaplin St. Kitty Leshay

2017 Cleanup Photos

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Janet Stone Chris Truck Dick Unloading Truck Top Truck Back

For any questions or comments, please contact Chris Komuves at cleanup@chaplinct.org or (860) 455-9839 [cell]. You can also view information on previous cleanup days.