Carlton, Medina plan cleanup events on Saturday

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 May 2013 at 12:00 am

Volunteers are welcome to pitch in with two community cleanup projects on Saturday.

In Carlton, the Oak Orchard Neighborhood Association will meet at the Lighthouse Restaurant for tea or coffee at 8:30 a.m. The group will then shift to the Orleans County Marine Park to start a roadside garbage pickup at 9 a.m.

Volunteers will pick up trash on Route 98 between Lake Ontario and Narby’s Superette and Tackle near “The Bridges.”  OONA has been doing the trash pickup for four or five years. Some volunteers bring weed wackers to help trim the grass along the roadside.

The organization urges helpers to bring their own gloves and buckets.

“The more people we have, the less time it will take,” said Ed Bellnier, OONA vice president.

In Medina, the Lions Club is having its annual spring environmental cleanup day from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meet at the Lions Park before heading to different parts of the village for cleanup projects.

So far, 15 club members, 40 Boy Scouts and 10 students from the Iroquois Job Corps have committed to helping. Lions will cook hot dogs for participants beginning at 11 a.m.