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Earth Day Cleanup, South Kingston

As part of the 300th Anniversary celebration of the town of South Kingston, Rhode Island (1723-2023), volunteers came together to participate in a city-wide Clean Earth Challenge cleanup on Earth Day (April 22).

The South Kingstown 300th Anniversary Committee partnered with local organizations to promote and enhance the town-wide cleanup. An after party was hosted by Dennis Moffitt Painting and a special 300th Anniversary mural was unveiled.  

Bill McCusker, president of Friends of the Saugatucket and one of the event planners said, “Friends of the Saugatucket have been cleaning along the river, and the surrounding streets in both Wakefield and Peace Dale for many years. The 300th anniversary gives us a great opportunity to grow this annual event even more.” 

More than 200 volunteers signed up to clean up at nine locations. Narragansett Rubbish provided a large dumpster and hauled the trash. Over the course of four hours, volunteers collected an amazing 1.12 tons of trash and debris—the equivalent of 2, 240 pounds! Way to go volunteers of South Kingston!

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