A handful of neighbors in the Sunnyside area celebrated Earth Day on Saturday, April 22 by cleaning up a much-neglected strip of land along Hawthorne Avenue. As far as we know, this is city-owned property which has been overgrown and used as a dump site for several years. It was an eyesore and a hazard.
Our cleanup efforts included garbage pickup, leaf raking, and brush cutting. We hauled away garbage, packed leaf bags, and stacked branches. Shelton Public Works picked up the 20-plus leaf bags, but declined to pick up the branches. Reason given: “We don’t do that [pick up branches].”