Many Oxford neighborhoods offer views of pristine homes, well-kept lawns and/or bucolic farmland.
But for every eye-pleasing scene, there are other eyesores that mar the landscape. Cigarette butts. Soda cans. Fast food wrappers. This type of pollution, and other debris, is frequently found on the sides of roads, particularly on well-traveled streets like Route 67 or Route 188.
Every year, Oxford residents band together to clean up the mess, and this year is no different. The town is once again seeking volunteers to organize cleanup drives all over town throughout the month of April, which Oxford dubs as town-wide cleanup month.
“This is a perfect opportunity for individuals, groups, businesses, neighbors and families to get outdoors, help protect our flora and fauna, and make Oxford a beautiful place to live,” says the town’s website, which has information about how people can get involved.
A flyer the town puts out about town-wide cleanup month events, which are organized by the Oxford Conservation Commission/Inland Wetlands Agency, says that April is a great time to clean up because there is little ground cover and it coincides with Earth Day on April 22. Cleanup drives can be organized any time in April.
The town offers prizes to people who fill out the attached pledge form and return it to by May 2. (See the form for more information. Click on it to make it bigger, click on fullscreen for a larger view and print if you'd like.)
To discuss the cleanup, call Tom: 203-888-7888 or Denise: 203-888-2543, ext. 3065, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.