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Chaplin Cleanup Day
April 20, 2024 (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

We have an annual Chaplin Cleanup Day, which takes place on the 3rd Saturday of April each year.

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.

How to Participate

  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@komuves.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).
    • ► (Limited Availability) You can also request to borrow a trash pickup tool or high visibility safety vest (include size of S, M, L, XL, XXL). If you do, please also provide your phone number. You can pick these up outside from my home on Bedlam Rd.
  3. On or before April 20 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 20, 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@komuves.org. These photos will be published on this cleanup web page.

2024 Chaplin Cleanup Commitments (View Map)

Area Responsible Party
198, from Ridge Rd. to Bedlam Rd. Micah Gutt & Brenda Lucas
Bedlam Rd. Cemetery Chris Komuves
Bedlam Rd. from town line to Cemetery Alyssa, Tom, and Brigid Gray
Bedlam Rd. from Cemetery to #101 Chris Komuves
Bedlam Rd. from 101 to Rt. 198 Will & Kelby Hooper
Diana's Pool & Area along Natchaug River Boy Scouts Troop 440 w/Linda Caron
Federal Rd. from Tower Hill Rd. to Davis Rd. Adele & Henry Swart
England Rd. from Rt. 198 to Natchaug River Marcia Donofrio
England Rd. from Natchaug River to S. Bear Hill Rd. Sandra Horning
Marcy Rd. Ann Lewis & Heather Haycock
Morey Rd. from 198 to Marcy Rd. Rusty & Anne Lanzit
Natchaug St. Pat Rice
Nollet Rd. Kate & Jason Mott & Family
North Bear Hill Rd. from 198 to Singleton Rd. Pat Rice
Palmer Rd. from Ridge Rd. to Chaplin St. Peter & Jeanette Haines
Singleton Rd. Pat Rice
Ridge Rd. from Palmer Rd. to Rt. 198 Bruce Edelman
Tower Hill from Davis Rd. to Ridge Rd. Scott Matthies & Anne Sicilian

2024 Cleanup Photos

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Chaplin Cleanup Day sign at firehouse Boy Scout Troop 440 at Diana's Pool Boy Scout Troop 440 at Diana's Pool Micah's pickup truck full of trash Kelby with bag of trash Micah's pickup truck full of trash Chris's truck of trash

Email photos to cleanup@komuves.org to appear here.

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