Saturday, April 28-Vermont's Irene Recovery office is partnering
with Green Up Vermont and local Long Term Recovery Committees to
organize clean up efforts throughout Vermont for both Green Up Day
and Irene recovery. In Proctor, we are a bit ahead of the curve. It
turns out that the work we did last fall makes Proctor a model in
the region for how to do "community flood response" really well. As
a result Green Up Vermont and the Rutland County Long Term Recovery
Committee are supporting Proctor's Irene Clean Up Day on April 28
from 8 a.m.-12 p.m., and Proctor Green Up Day on May 5 from 8
a.m.-12 p.m.; and will be watching what we do in order to learn how
to coordinate successful clean up efforts for Irene related needs
in other communities through the spring and summer.
The focus of this event will be assisting affected Proctor
homeowners in cleaning up any remaining Irene related debris, and
will be the last Irene Clean Up Day organized for Proctor. We will
be meeting at the corner of Willow and Meadow Streets, and hope to
have enough volunteers to send teams to any home in Proctor where
assistance is needed.
Thanks to a grant from Subaru Vermont and Green Up Vermont, we will
have a 30 yard dumpster in place on Willow Street from April 27-30
for the disposal of flood damaged belongings and debris. Any help
you can offer to move debris to the dumpster will be very much
appreciated. We also will be collecting trash washed up along the
Otter Creek off Willow Street, piling brush, clearing silt, and
anything else that needs to be done.
If you know of someone who needs flood related assistance please
call Andrea Varney at 459-3546.