Project Aims to Remove VT Storm Debris

October 22, 2011: This hard working group of volunteers just after the 6,137th pound of debris went into the dumpster in South Hero, VT. Pictured: with Mark Naud, Lisa Pendolino, Rachael Zoe Miller and James Lyne. Photo courtesy of The Rozalia Project.

The Rozalia Project and the Vermont Dept. of Labor are seeking volunteers to help remove the estimated 3.8 million pounds of trash and debris from Vermont’s rivers, lakes, ponds and streams—a result of the 2011 spring flooding and Hurricane Irene.

Rozalia Project is looking for additional partners to make this project happen at full scale.

Thanks to a DOL Disaster Recovery Grant, the project will employ up to 36 people who have been affected by the floods. These crews will focus on cleaning up public spaces along the areas devastated by the spring floods and Irene. Crews will cleanup throughout Vermont including: state Parks, city/town parks, Wildlife Management Areas, town picnic areas, scenic pullouts and more along the shores of Lake Champlain and the Lamoille, Winooski, Otter, Mad, White and Ottauquechee River watersheds.

Volunteers are needed as well. All ages as well as groups, clubs, offices and team are welcome. Cleanup days are held every other Saturday from 10:00 to noon in a variety of locations throughout Vermont. RSVP, directions and details about each cleanup can be found on the Rozalia Facebook page under “events”.

On Sunday, April 22, there will be an Earth Day Cleanup at Delta Park, Colchester and Mayes Landing in Burlington (on either side of the Winooski River). This cleanup will run from 10:00-Noon. Park at either location. Details on Facebook.


Rozalia Project: Cleaning Vermont’s Waterways

Rozalia Project is looking for additional partners to make this project happen at full scale. If you are interested in helping cleanup Vermont and putting people back to work, please contact Rachael



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