You’ve probably seen Richard Dillenbeck, longtime summer resident of China, Maine; diligently picking up litter along Route 202. He’s been doing this for years on his daily hikes. His passionate crusade against roadside trash inspired a group of citizens to devise an organized campaign to combat the litter problem on the roadsides surrounding China Lake — simply called Second Saturdays.
The first Second Saturday Litter Clean-Up event will be July 13. The committee has divided up the roadways into manageable sections and now seeks volunteers to pick up trash on the second Saturday of each month until the snow flies. We are also seeking the involvement of local businesses, organizations, church groups to commit to a section of roadway on our Second Saturdays as part of their civic outreach activities. Avid dogwalkers or hikers could easily maintain the sections of the roads they frequent during their normal routines. Please call for more information or to volunteer to keep China, Maine litter free. Richard Dillenbeck, 207-445-8074 or Jeanne Marquis, 207-649-3836.
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