Shelton Boy Scout troop cleans up open space sites

Boy Scout Troop 28 members removed debris from the Shelton Land Trust property located on the west bank of the Far Mill River, between Mill Street and Gristmill Lane, on April 26.

The area cleaned is often ignored because it is difficult to reach and requires access through private property, which was granted to the scouts.

The troop then picked up litter along Route 108 in Shelton. The activities were done as Earth Day projects and as part of the Shelton Clean Sweep.

The troop removed an old rusted pickup truck from the 1930s, which had been abandoned on the property many years ago, as well as other household items and garbage.

The debris included over 1,000 pounds of metal, and had to be hauled up a steep incline to get it to the street so the city could pick it up.

Participating scouts and adults

Scouts participating in the event were Gabriel Aponte, Charlie Chagnon, A.J. Corcino, David Keith, Matthew Marty, Charlie O’Brien, Isaac Seyer, Chase Wade and Kenneth Walsh III.

Joining them were adult leaders Noel Corcino, Greg Marty, Dan Tyler and Brian Young.

Boy Scout Troop 28 was organized in 1971 and is a member of the Housatonic Council. It is sponsored by Mohegan School and meets every Thursday at the Nike Site.