Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, October 3, 2019
Autumn roadside cleanup effort being organized
It’s time for the autumn Deer Isle-Stonington Roadside Cleanup. The community-wide clean-up will be held Friday, October 25 to October 27, with trash bag pick-up on October 27. Even though the roadsides are cleaner than ever before, there is plenty to do, according to a news release.
Clean Island Partners, a community organization, was started in 1916 in collaboration with Island Heritage Trust and the Towns of Deer Isle and Stonington to organize the cleanup effort.
To get your name on the map, contact Deer Isle Town Manager Jim Fisher to let him know the stretches of road you will clean. If you claimed a stretch last spring, your name is on the map and it is hoped you will continue your efforts.
Free large orange plastic bags will be available. After October 15, you can pick them up at the Deer Isle and Stonington Town Offices, IHT office, V&S, Burnt Cove Market, The Galley, 44 North, Physique Fitness, Bar Harbor Bank, Camden Bank, and Harbor Store. The Deer Isle Town office also has free smaller white plastic bags. V&S and IHT trash grabbers. A few DOT safety vests are available to borrow at the Deer Isle Town Office. IHT has bright orange “Please Don’t Litter” t-shirts for sale. Either the vests or T-shirts should be worn for safety.
If you are unable to join the effort, but would like to make a contribution to cover cost of bags and signage, contact Paul Miller at IHT (348-2455). For information, call Ann Hooke at 348-6933, Cathy Hart at 348-6679, or Miller.