On Saturday, April 27, members and supporters of Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice & the Environment again participated in the annual Charles River Cleanup. The general impression is that there was less trash this year; the ban on single-use thin plastic shopping bags works!
However, we were appalled to discover a nearby stretch of property being used as a dumping ground for construction debris. Old windows, carpeting, tiles among other trash were among the objects we found. This was too much for us to be able to remove. We contacted our town councilor Kenneth Woodland. He and State Representative John Lawn visited the area with us, and with the Community Development and Planning office, took action. The property has now been cleaned up.
We would like to thank our town councilor, Kenneth Woodland, our state representative John Lawn and the Community Development and Planning office of Watertown for the very effective response to our concerns. The area has now been cleaned up, and next spring when we again do our annual Charles River Cleanup. day, we are sure that this area will be no more littered than any other letter. So thank you to our elected representatives and our town employees for responding to our concerns so promptly.
Mary O’Neill- Baker