To the Editor:
We would like to thank all of the amazing volunteers who participated in Friends of Acadia’s 17th annual Earth Day Roadside Cleanup.
Inspired by the love for their communities, more than 300 volunteers came out to clean up our state roads. Scouring ditches and roadsides picking up trash, Earth Day volunteers collected hundreds of bags of trash from the majority of Route 3, Route 233 and Route 102 from the Mount Desert Island and Trenton areas.
We are grateful for the individuals who joined us, the many local businesses who recruited volunteers, to Hannaford Supermarket for all the water and snacks to fuel the volunteers for this project and to the Maine Department of Transportation for picking up the bagged trash. A big thanks also to our event sponsors: Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, The Bluenose Inn, Burdick & Associates Landscape Design, Cadillac Mountain Sports, Dawnland, Fair Trade Winds, The First, The Gallery at Somes Sound, Galyn’s, John Williams Boat Company, The Knowles Company, The Lynam Agencies, Machias Savings Bank and Window Panes.
We encourage residents to celebrate Earth Day all year long by keeping the roadsides trash free. Please dump your trash appropriately. Recycle what you can and put the rest in trash cans or dumpsters. With just a small amount of individual effort, together we can reduce the amount of trash that ends up on the roadsides in our communities.
Our thanks, again, to all who participated in the Earth Day Roadside Cleanup this year! This event is successful because of the ongoing support of our local businesses and generous community members. We hope to see you “on the road” next year with friends and family.
Friends of Acadia