Weston Greened Up

Photos: Jim McMorris

Weston got a little greener on April 27, as around 80 volunteers took to the streets to pick up litter and debris.

The project, Green Up Day, is organized by Weston Kiwanis. Green Up Day is observed annually in Connecticut, as deemed in 1995 by the General Assembly, largely due to the advocacy of the late Weston resident Millie Best. Kiwanis gives an award each year named for Ms. Best; this year’s recipient was Dara Reid of Wildlife in Crisis.

In addition to Kiwanis members, volunteers from the Weston High School Key Club, Cub Scouts, Daisies, members of Sustainable Weston, and several neighborhood groups joined the Green Up Day effort.

Eversource pitched in too, distributing to volunteers about 80 bags of tree and shrub seedlings, a variety including cherry, Kousa dogwood, spicebush, viburnum, and witch hazel.

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