Monday, July 24, 2006

Greenwich Can Pick Up Its Own Trash

I’ve participated in one organized beach cleanup (at Sandy Point, in West Haven) and although I complained about how hard it was and about the general unpleasantness of pickup up garbage that other people feel free to impose on the public, I still think beach cleanups are a good idea.

Save the Sound/Connecticut Fund for the Environment is organizing another cleanup, for September 16. Save the Sound’s Emily Schaller ( for more info) sent out an e-mail with the details this morning:

If you are looking for an area that needs attention, I have a list of beaches we have cleaned in the past which no one has spoken for yet. I also have included a couple that Save the Sound has performed restoration projects on. These locations include:

- Stonington: Dodge Pond, Sandy Point
- Groton: Avery Point Beach
- East Lyme: Rocky Neck
- Waterford: Harkness
- West Haven: Sandy Point
- Bridgeport: St. Mary’s by the Sea
- Norwalk: Veteran’s Park
- Stamford: West Beach, Cummings Beach
- Greenwich: Greenwich Town Beach

Restoration Sites:
- Wilson Cove (Norwalk)
- 5 Mile River (Darien)
- Branford Supply Pond (Branford)

Now, having said above that beach cleanups are a good idea, I’d like to remind anyone who might be considering helping Connecticut’s westernmost town about that town’s attitude toward letting non-residents use their facilities: basically Greenwich doesn’t want you anywhere near its beaches. And although I might participate elsewhere, you couldn’t pay me enough money to pick up garbage at Greenwich Point or anywhere else on its shore.


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