—photos by Erik Trautman/Hearst Connecticut Media
About 100 people turned out to pick up garbage from town roads and the banks of the Norwalk River on Saturday, May 4. They collected 1,120 pounds of debris.
Individuals, families, organizations, and businesses were invited to participate in the event sponsored by the town Environmental Department. Joining in to help were the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Wilton Kiwanis, the Riverbrook YMCA, Wilton High School, and many dedicated families and neighbors. Volunteers met at the gazebo on Saturday morning where the Conservation Commission handed out garbage bags and work gloves. Volunteers then spread out around town to pick up litter and to help make Wilton a more beautiful place.