Our annual project week is September 20-26, 2021. Please feel free to manage any section of road you’re comfortable with. For those of you who are Adopt-A-Road members, please plan accordingly. For anyone interested in becoming a member, please email me at your earliest convenience. Everyone’s efforts are appreciated!
Knut Sauer will pick up any garbage you’re unable to dispose of yourself provided you leave it behind the pavilion on Sunday, September 26 between 3-4pm. If you need bags and/or a very limited supply of pickers, they’ll also be available that same day. Please email me for a pickup schedule.
Lastly, our roadways continue to collect more than their fair share of waste. Should you come across large items that can’t be lifted, contact me directly and it will be taken care of as soon as possible.
The Ausable Acres Spring 2021 Roadside Clean Up is confirmed for Saturday, May 1st. It’s planned as a self-guided event this year which allows you to create your own schedule for pick up. Last time, members were able to take their bags with them and dispose of at home but, in case you can’t, you can leave them behind the pavilion where they’ll be collected and properly disposed of.
NOTE: if you can’t make it on May 1st, please feel free to do so before or after Saturday, May 1st! That said, you’ll have to dispose of your own garbage.
A copy of the active Adopt a Road member list is included below. Should you decide to become a member and adopt a section of your neighborhood road(s) please feel free to contact me. Happy to add your name(s)! In fact, a special plea to anyone able to adopt parts of Ausable Drive between Cross St. and Church St.!
I encourage all active Adopt a Road members and otherwise concerned neighbors, to get started on their cleanup. It would be a welcome sight to enjoy clean pathways and garbage free roadsides! All thanks to you!
Adopt a road volunteers Joyce Philips-Fir St. Tricia Koch & Rich Apelt – Tannenbaum, Evergreen & Spruce. Kathy DeFina-Sawmill from Sequoia Mtn to Summit Diane and John Mehrman-first section of AuSable Dr. Off 86 Lynne and Bill Johnson-Oneida Lane and Sequoia Mountain Lane from the junction with Oneida to the turn -around at the end. Marisol & Knut Sauer-Ridgetop, Hawthorne and Maple Lane Frank Krueger-Ausable Drive from Lakeside to Ridgetop and Sawmill from Alder to Ausable Drive. Jim Haig-Oak Hollow Rd., around lake and silver trail, Cherry St. and Butternut Jim Jacob- AuSable Drive between the two Oak Hollow signs. Bob and Lou Moriarty-River Road and Cascades Susan & Steve Albert – Raccoon Lane Cori Potter – Red Fox Drive and Sequoia Mountain Lane Laurie & Rick Conney – AuSable Drive, from Ridgetop to blue trailhead Charlie & Elise Roller – Evergreen and Ridgetop
Many thanks to Team Provost on their successful roadside cleanup! Dad Cory with daughters, Mila (8yo) and Bristol (9yo) tackled Cedar St over the holiday weekend and left it looking so much better for their efforts! Cory Prevost was keen to use the project as a positive learning experience for her daughters and by the looks on their faces, I think we can say, mission accomplished!
We all know how much of a challenge it is to keep our neighborhoods clean so, thanks to everyone who participates.
I hope you’re well and taking good care. I wanted to remind you that this could be a good time to fulfill your fall roadside cleanup commitment. Of course, any time of year is a good time but, right now before the snow flies and the ground gets covered, is especially good! I finished my stretch on Sunday and within an hour I had collected #2 large bags of waste and walked 3 miles. It felt great!
Please feel free to contact me if you’d like to be added to our roster. Everyone is welcome to participate; whether it’s the road you live on and/or use frequently, the more conscientious people caring for our resources, the better!
Time to thank everyone who participated in this year’s Spring Roadside Cleanup!
Drum roll please for the following individuals, families, and neighbors: Alberts; Bennetts; Conneys; DeFinas; Mary Ilaqua; John & Diane; Cori Potter; Sauers; Shumways and Signorelli’s. Additional thanks go to Knut Sauer and Pete DeFina for helping to organize this year’s cleanup and providing the necessary tools to do it safely.
I think everyone will agree that they did a wonderful job! Our neighborhood looks so clean and refreshed that for me at least, it’s a dream to keep it that way forever! And as a matter of fact, you can by becoming a member of our Adopt-A Road Program! This long standing program runs simultaneous to the Spring and Fall Cleanup schedules and allows you to adopt and maintain a favorite stretch of road year-round. In fact, several people did just that this Spring! Thank you to our new Adopt-A-Road members: The Alberts, Conneys; Cori Potter; and the Rollers. Please note that prior members (thank you!) will be acknowledged in a separate email post.
I’m grateful to everyone who helped out this year. Spring 2020 came on the heels of a very trying chapter in our lives; a time where for many of us, the day to day uncertainties left us feeling unmoored and disconnected. I think I can safely speak for everyone involved when I say, it felt really good to focus on the task at hand and know for certain what it’s outcome would be. We did it and I thank you!