MARCH 12, 2018
For Immediate Release
Nashawannuck Pond Steering Committee
Easthampton City-Wide Clean Up Day To Use Technology To Track Litter
Easthampton, MA - The annual Easthampton City-Wide Clean Up Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 5, 2018 (rain date, May 6), from 8AM - 12PM, beginning at 50 Payson Ave. The event is organized by the Nashawannuck Pond Steering Committee in partnership with the Friends of the Manhan Rail Trail and Easthampton City Arts+.
Volunteers are asked to sign up for a 3 or 4 hour shift online and will check in at the Municipal Lot at 50 Payson Ave. on the day of the event. Bring gloves, contractor bags, rakes, brooms, weeding tools, etc. Wheelbarrows are appreciated if mulching.
Don’t forget to bring your phone! This year the the clean up will include the use of Litterati, an app which allows users to geo-tag the location and type of litter they find. Using hashtags and uploading images of the litter to a database, a map is created of the local community, showing where significant sources of litter are found. This data can be used to help change behaviors. More information on Litterati may be found on their website: http://www.litterati.org.
To sign up online to volunteer, visit http://www.nashawannuckpond.org and learn more.
ABOUT NASHAWANNUCK POND STEERING COMMITTEE
The Nashawannuck Pond Steering Committee is an advisory committee to the City of Easthampton. Their mission is to make recommendations regarding the health of the pond, to educate the public about the need to keep the pond healthy, and to build community awareness by organizing events like WinterFest, Ride The Dragon, Story Walk at Nonotuck Park, City Wide Clean Up Day, and other projects.