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Proctor has Irene clean-up day on April 28

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.

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