Posted April 1, 2022
The Village Board thanks resident Jake Matthews for organizing the Hopefully, this will become an annual grassroots event.
When: Saturday 4/23/ 8am - 9:30am (rain date Sunday 4/24)
Who: Any Village Resident/property owner/family member
What: Cleanup of roadside litter
Where: Inside the Village of Tuxedo Park, any public roads
Why: It's Earthday! We can make an impact to keep paper, plastic, and other litter and detritus out of our forests and waterways, including our reservoirs. Come together for a good cause and exercise for an hour or so!
How to participate: Please email the following parties indicating your interest in helping and the roadway/area you would like to patrol and clean up, knowing who wants to participate and where we can spread volunteers out to some key areas.
Please email as follows to indicate interest and location:
Jacob Matthews: [email protected] or txt cell: 914.588.8001
IF you would like to pick up several sizeable contractor-style garbage bags and some essential latex gloves, we can leave some at Village Hall on Friday, 4/22, to pick up, or meet Jacob Matthews at Village Hall at 8 am on Saturday, 4/23.
No matter where you are patrolling:
1. Watch for traffic
2. Wear bright-colored and reflective clothing
3. Do not pick up sharp objects with your hands; please utilize a tool. (more info below)
4. Do not enter private property - reach from the roadside and gather what you can!
You can find essential tools on Amazon or at local home improvement stores, such as https://www.amazon.com/Grabber-FitPlus-Premium-Reacher-Warranty/dp/B06XH4ZZL9/.
The Village will provide the option to drop off any garbage in closed bags at the DPW dumpster if you don't want to take the garbage home.
Mayor Mac, on behalf of Jake Matthews