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Thanks for Keeping Somers Clean


It is a dirty job, but someone has to do it! Yes, we are talking about all the litter on the sides of the roads in Somers. Litter clean-up is a never-ending job, but thanks to the dedicated residents and businesses of Somers, the task gets easier and easier each year.

The Somers Litter Task Force would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to all Somers residents and businesses who helped us pick up litter this spring. We had a very successful 2017 Spring Town-Wide Clean Up and it is all because of you, the residents and businesses of Somers who never fail to give 100 percent to the task at hand.

We would like to thank all the businesses who participated by cleaning up their business frontage, as well as Supervisor Rick Morrissey and his staff, the Somers Town Board, The Somers Record, the Somers Library, the Somers Women’s Club, the Northeast Westchester Rotary, Little People’s Learning Center, Somers Historical Society, Lake Purdys Property Owners Association, Lake Lincolndale Property Owners Association, Lake Shenorock residents, all other area home owners associations, the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, and all the dedicated residents who quietly cleaned without public recognition.

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The Somers Litter Task Force would also like to send a sincere thank you to their current financial supporters, City Carting, Forbes Insurance, Lawton Adams Construction Corporation, Route 100 Market, Victoria Bercerra, CPA, and area residents who give generously to further our ability to “Keep Somers Clean.” It truly is amazing to see how much our town means to all of us and by keeping our roadways litter-free, commuters from other towns and states can see that Somers’ residents and businesses take pride in their community.

Despite everyone’s gallant efforts this spring, there were roads that we just could not get to and sadly, that litter is now hidden under the tall grass. It may look as though the sides of the roads are clean, but trust us when we say they are not. Therefore, the job of the Somers Litter Task Force never ends, as we valiantly attempt to clean the litter on our roads in Somers, year-round (weather permitting).

Since there are only seven core members of the Somers Litter Task Force, we have decided to expand our membership to include “Area Team Leaders.” We know that there are dedicated “regular” litter cleaners in our town and we would like to incorporate your like-mindedness with ours. Therefore, if you are one of the many “regular” road litter cleaners, our town’s unsung heroes, we invite you to join our Litter Task Force. Please email us at keepsomersclean@gmail.com or call 914-486-0355 for more information. There are no membership fees.

As with all volunteer organizations in Somers, we know your time is valuable and we would never ask you to do more than your schedule allows. The Somers Litter Task Force is looking for residents who may be in high school and need community service hours, or homemakers who have a few hours to spare, or retirees looking for volunteer work, or anyone who can spare an hour to pick up litter on any road in Somers. The Somers Litter Task Force needs you! We are looking for residents who can physically help us clean the roads, who can help us with a website and social media, who can help us with fundraising ideas, or who can help defray our costs by financially supporting the Somers Litter Task Force. Your gifts, talents, and experience would be a wonderful addition to the Somers Litter Task Force.

The Somers Litter Task Force would like to again sincerely thank the residents and businesses of Somers for all their help this spring and look forward to another successful Somers Town Wide Clean-Up in the fall of 2017! For more information about the Somers Litter Task Force, please call 914-486-0355, email us at keepsomersclean@gmail.com, or write to us at PO Box 92, Lincolndale, N.Y., 10540, and “Like” us on Facebook.

Dr. Suzy Moravick is a member of the Somers Litter Task Force.

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