On Wednesday, May 2nd, residents, including students and teachers, from Arietta, Big Moose, Blue Mountain Lake, Eagle Bay, Indian Lake, Inlet, Lake Pleasant, Long Lake, Morehouse, Old Forge, Raquette Lake, Speculator, Thendara and Wells will be out cleaning up the streets of our Adirondack towns in preparation for a great summer season.
All volunteers participating in the clean up will receive a free shirt and many will be fed lunch, both of which are provided by area individuals and business sponsors. In return, sponsors will be listed on the back of over one thousand shirts distributed on May 2nd.
This year’s shirt will feature a winning design from student-submitted entries. The contest was open to ninth grade students in Town of Webb UFSD, Long Lake CSD, Indian Lake CSD and Lake Pleasant CSD. Of the entries submitted, 4 were chosen for online voting. The winner of the popular vote was Annaliese Eddy of Old Forge.
On the day of the event you can check in anytime after 9:00 a.m. with the following locations. Those in charge will let you know where to pick up your shirt, trash bags & rubber gloves (work gloves recommended, but not supplied). You will also be told when and where to go for lunch (if being provided).
To volunteer in Inlet or Eagle Bay contact the Inlet Information Office 315-357-5501; in Old Forge or Thendara – Town of Webb Visitor Center 315-369-6983; in Long Lake or Raquette Lake – Long Lake Parks & Tourism 518-624-3077; in Indian Lake or Blue Mountain Lake – Brian or Pam 518-648-5885 or 518-648-5828; in Speculator/Arietta/Morehouse – Speculator Region CoC 518-548-4521; in Wells – 518-921-1309