To the Editor:
Have you been wondering what those safety vested kids and adults were doing out in the Sharon Woods area or North Main Street or Brook Road area this past weekend?
Well, they are all part of Sully Gassmann’s Eagle Scout project.
Sully and the BSA Troop 95 scouts and parents, are working fast and furiously to protect our watershed by raising awareness of the perils of dumping into our 2,500 storm drains.
Storm drain runoff is full of contaminants and poses a very serious threat to the quality of our water. Sully and team have already stenciled more than 300 storm drains with the urgent message: No Dumping/Drains to Stream. They plan on stenciling another 900 before the summer is over.
So, want to make a difference?
Volunteers young and old are needed. Adults and youngsters can come join us as volunteers. Adults only are needed to be traffic safety supervisors. As a traffic safety supervisor, your responsibility will be to keep an eye on the scouts' safety and the traffic ensuring that our boys stay safe as they perform the critical task of spray painting the No Dumping stencils adjacent to the storm drains. Other volunteers will be clearing away debris from the storm drains in preparation for spray painting the stencil's message.
If you feel passionately about our town’s watershed quality and want to keep our Lake and ponds clean, please join us as a volunteer on any of the following mornings this summer; Aug. 1, Aug. 3, Aug. 8, Aug. 10, Aug. 15 and Aug. 18. Sully and the scouts will be meeting at Our Lady of Sorrows on Cottage Street at 8 a.m. Supplies and storm drain routes will be distributed. Come for an hour or come for more. We can use as many volunteers as possible.
Thanks for helping keep Sharon’s water clean and pure.