Litter Committee invitation: ‘Let’s Talk Trash’

Litter on a Tiverton roadside. Litter on a Tiverton roadside.

Litter on a Tiverton roadside.

Litter on a Tiverton roadside.

TIVERTON — With the approach of the town’s annual cleanup, the Tiverton Litter Committee announces its new ‘Let’s Talk Trash’ website — http://letstalktrash.moonfruit.com/

A link to the Litter Committee website can be also be found on the new Tiverton town website http://www.tiverton.ri.gov/.

The Tiverton Litter Committee has existed since the 1990s to help support and advocate for a clean Tiverton.  It is a subcommittee of the Tiverton Conservation Commission.

The website  was created by Tiverton High School sophomore, Maya Umehara, who continues to maintain it.  Maya is a member of the Tiverton Litter Committee and also participates in the Adopt an Area program.  She plans to apply these volunteer hours toward her community service requirement for high school graduation.

The website is meant to be helpful to anyone who is interested in the mission of keeping a clean Tiverton through activities like adopting a spot or helping at a community Litter Committee event.  One such event is Tiverton’s annual Cleanup Week which is spearheaded by the Tiverton Garden Club.  It will be held this year from May 3-10, with a kickoff event on May 3, from  9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grinnell’s Beach.  Look for more details about the event on the Tiverton Litter Committee website.

The website also includes information including the minutes of meetings, tips for picking up litter and contact information for the committee.  A new section, “Legends of Litter” was recently added to the website and highlights people who have made great strides in keeping Tiverton clean.

The first person to be interviewed is Patricia Sullivan who retired from the Litter Committee last year after being involved with the Litter Committee since its inception. While retired from the committee, she remains active in promoting a clean Tiverton.

Anyone wanting to get involved with the Litter Committee can also join the monthly meeting on the first Tuesday of each month (September to June) from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Sandywoods in Tiverton. For more information, check out the website http://letstalktrash.moonfruit.com/

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