Shelton Land Trust members help clean up the city

One of the more interesting finds in the woods during the cleanup was a portable basketball hoop, which appeared to be in pretty good condition.

One of the more interesting finds in the woods during the cleanup was a portable basketball hoop, which appeared to be in pretty good condition.

Shelton Land Conservation Trust members remove litter and debris from a newly-acquired 2.5-acre off Providence Drive on April 19 as part of the citywide Clean Sweep volunteer initiative.

The wooded parcel off Coram Road includes much of the headwaters of the Ivy Brook, which runs parallel to Constitution Boulevard South before eventually flowing into the Housatonic River.

Mary King of Shelton helps remove unwanted, overgrown vines from a tree on the property.

Mary King of Shelton helps remove unwanted, overgrown vines from a tree on the property.

The 2.5 acres, also known as the DeFilippo property, is covered by mostly wetlands and is considered environmentally significant. It was donated to the land trust by multiple generations of the family that owned it.

The Shelton Clean Sweep is an annual effort coordinated by the Shelton Litter Committee that involves individuals, organizations, businesses and other groups volunteering to organize cleanup projects within the city.

From left, Shelton residents Chris Dubuque, John Penelli and Tim Schwartz pull an old, rusted metallic car part out of the ground for proper disposal.

From left, Shelton residents Chris Dubuque, John Penelli and Tim Schwartz pull an old, rusted metallic car part out of the ground for proper disposal.

The city supplies trash bags and picks up the collected garbage for the Shelton Clean Sweep, which runs from April 19-27 this year.

 

Land trust preserves open spaces

Shelton-LandTrustLogoFounded in 1969, the nonprofit Shelton Land Conservation Trust works to preserve and protect open spaces in Shelton.

The organization has 30 parcels of land, totaling over 365 acres, that were acquired by purchase, partnership, grant, and bequest. Learn more at SheltonLandTrust.org.

 

Some of the debris collected in the first half-hour of the Shelton Land Trust cleanup is temporarily stored to be carted away.

Some of the debris collected in the first half-hour of the Shelton Land Trust cleanup is temporarily stored to be carted away.

Some of the debris collected in the first half-hour of the Shelton Land Conservation Trust cleanup is temporarily stored to be carted away.

Some of the debris collected in the first half-hour of the Shelton Land Conservation Trust cleanup is temporarily stored to be carted away.

A sign on a vehicle trailer identifies the cleanup site for Shelton Land Trust members.

A sign on a vehicle trailer identifies the cleanup site for Shelton Land Trust members.

 

 

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