Tidy Up Trumbull, the annual event sponsored by Trumbull Community Women that gives residents the chance to make a difference in beautifying parks, trails, roadsides and parking areas, will be held this year on Saturday, April 5, from 9 a.m.-noon, culminating in a lunch for volunteers at Twin Brooks Park from noon-1:30.

Although this year most of the effort will be concentrated on that one day, volunteers are encouraged to pitch in anytime it is convenient for them, Crews may be out all week long, with gloves and leaf bags, scouring our town until it shines. Groups that meet during the week are welcome to schedule at their convenience but should check in with TCW so as not to duplicate projects. Each year, more than 100 volunteers have become involved in the cleanup: scouts, town and civic organizations, teens who want community service hours, school groups, sports teams, families and local businesses.

Tidy Up Trumbull was started in 2002, but this year it has special meaning for Trumbull Community Women, who have adopted as their slogan, RElove Trumbull. REdiscover our town.

In addition to Tidy Up, the woman’s group will again be sponsoring a Shredding Truck to safely dispose of all unwanted documents. It will be at the Nature & Arts Center on Saturday, May 31, from 9a.m.-1 p.m.

Alternate dates for cleanup projects are Earth Day, April 22, or Arbor Day, April 26.  Anyone who has a particular project in mind or would like to organize a team should visit trumbullcommunitywomen.org or phone Monica Leggett at 203-209-5462.

All volunteers are welcome and appreciated.