Apr 162012

Groton Grange #7 will hold its 7th Annual Town-Wide Litter Clean Up (TLC) in honor of Earth Day on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 22 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Stop by at the Grange “Base Camp” at the Groton Electric Light Department on Station Avenue, in Groton Center to pick up trash bags and gloves, and talk with volunteers to choose a road on which to pick up trash. The trash can include standard litter but also roadside debris such as engine parts and tires. Return to Base with your trash and load it into the dumpsters provided by Groton’s Department of Public Works and Roy MacGregor. Refreshments will be provided at the Base Camp!

Containers will also be provided for your UPCYCLE IT!, non-recyclable items, that are being collected. Those items include the following: juice pouches and their straws (not juice boxes), Granola and Energy Bar wrappers, and cookie and candy wrappers. These items are sent to Terracycle to be upcycled into usable items, in return, Groton Grange receives monies to support our scholarship fund and agricultural and eco-educational projects in the class room. The Groton Grange is entering its second year of hosting the UPCYCLE IT! program and so far, with the assistance of the students from the Florence Roche Elementary School, and the participating citizens of Groton, we have kept over 33,000 units out of the waste stream.

For more information, or to volunteer, please call George at 978-448-3715 or Brad at 978-448-3418 or visit www.grotongrange.com. Groton Grange is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the long term sustainability of Historic Grange Hall, raising awareness of agricultural and farming issues, and providing “green” programs to our community.

Lost Lakes Litter Clean Up Too

In support of Earth Day Clean up and the Townwide Litter Cleanup by Groton Grange #7, the Mountain Lakes Club has organized a local cleanup around the Lost Lake area. We will provide bags and removal of litter-filled bags from the area. (no personal trash, please.) Come by the Mountain Lakes Club Field by the Lost Lake Fire Station on Sunday, April 22, anytime between 9-11 a.m.