Monday, October 20, 2008

From volunteer Sarah Smith

Let me know if I can help in anyway with next year's clean up day. I thought it was a great community project and hope that it continues for many years! - Sarah Smith

From "Captain" Nancy Pickle

Bob. the pictures are great. Several of the Mothers with children on my list asked to do it again next time.

From Debbie Mendes, Girl Scout Leader

The girls had a great time. My 6 year old actually thanked me for bringing her to the clean up, she said it was fun! The streets do look nice.

It is great to get them involved at this young age, maybe it will stick with them, to stay involved in their communities!

I thought my 6 yr old would be so exhausted, but alas she is still awake and going strong!

I am one of the Girl Scout Service Unit Managers for South Hadley. That pretty much means I give all the leaders info, hold a monthly meetings, try to help keep the troops involved. So if you have any other community service projects you may like the scouts to help with send me an email... Your niece Caroline was in my troop for a few years, she can tell you that we keep them busy !

Debbie Mendes

Sunday, October 19, 2008

From Linda Young

"...our amazement of what we actually were able to accomplish. While we had this "wide" vision of what would be great if we could do it, we just didn't believe it possible. Yet it was! Volunteers really went beyond our expectations in their efforts and we are thrilled and rejuvenated in what can be accomplished. Our hopes of restoring the Falls area to the beauty and vibrancy we know it can be just got better today because of the volunteer efforts. - Linda"

Thanks to the Boy Scouts!

Your very welcome, Bob... I think for the first pass it was a great success.

Our scouts in attendance were:

Mason Mongeon, Nathan Gardner, Clayton Mastorakis, Nick Bernard, Sean Brower, Dan Campbell, Brian & Kevin Regen

We will be there again next year!

Paul Terkelsen

Sent: Saturday, October 18, 2008 7:49 PM
To: bobjudge
Subject: Re: Paul Terkelsen email address?


I am glad it all went well. I wish I could have been there but I had several other commitments. Thank you for your continued support of scouting and especially Troop 303.

Steven P. Roberts, Scoutmaster
Boy Scout Troop 303
South Hadley, MA 01075

Saturday, October 11, 2008

We will need rakes, brooms, grass clippers, and gloves!

On October 18, please remember to bring a rake, broom, grass clippers, and/or gloves! If you cannot come to the Falls that day, we would still appreciate you loaning such equipment to us. You should put your name on the equipment. Phone 413-315-5094 or email to We will arrange to pick up the equipment from you and we will return it to you on the afternoon of October 18. Thank you!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Thanks to the Boy Scouts!

Hi Bob,

Thanks a bunch for your note of thanks. I can’t take any credit for what those scouts did, but I am glad everyone is pitching in. Mostly, my work had been getting the word out that the Cleanup was taking place. Thanks for your work—and I hope you have a great turnout on the 18th! I’ll pass along your email to the coordinator here in case there are any volunteers looking for a mission in you neck of the woods. Thanks.

Karl Meyer

From: Bob Judge []
Sent: Sunday, October 12, 2008 8:10 AM
To: Karl Meyer
Subject: Thanks for your work on the Oct. 4th River Cleanup!
Dear Mr. Meyer:
Several residents of South Hadley are planning a beautification project day on October 18, the details of which are at
On Friday, several of us met to plan for October 18, and we noticed that work that had been done very recently between the parking lot on Main St. in S. Hadley and the CT River. We were surprised to see the clean-up and we wondered who had done that work.
Then, yesterday, a Main St. business owner told me that a group of scouts had been cleaning there on October 4. A light went on in my head, and I remembered your September email!
Thank you for organizing that October 4 work. You have made our workload for October 18 a lighter one!
Bob Judge
Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 1:18:27 PM
To: Judge, Robert (HOU )
Subject: Oct. 4th River Cleanup invite
Hi Robert,
…it looks like there will again be a group going out at Mitch’s Marina, and there’s also Boy Scout Troop 303 going out along the Ct. River in South Hadley. Hope you all can make it.
Karl Meyer
August 27, 2008
The Connecticut River Watershed Council (CRWC) is holding its 12th Annual “Source to Sea Cleanup” on Saturday, October 4, and we invite you and your staff to participate. This is a terrific way to spend a morning on a community-wide project that brings a feeling of satisfaction to all who participate. It would also be a great opportunity for you to connect with your constituents around the issues of a cleaner environment.
The Connecticut River and its tributaries are much cleaner today than 20 years ago. Unfortunately some sections and riverbeds are still treated as dumping grounds. The Source to Sea Cleanup is CRWC’s way of highlighting this problem and involving people in caring for New England’s mightiest waterway – a natural treasure as well as a critical resource.
We hope you and your staff will be able to join CRWC’s 12th Cleanup effort by linking up with a community group conducting a cleanup in your district (we will have a list of approximately 40). We’ll work to insure there is good publicity about the Cleanup in your area’s newspaper(s), which in turn will help the Council get the word out about its programs. For more information about the Cleanup, check CRWC’s Web site at: . A list of registered groups will be posted on our website in the coming weeks.
Last year over 2,000 volunteers hauled more than 50 tons of trash from the Connecticut River and its tributaries. Nearly 1,000 (984) of them were from Massachusetts! They pulled everything from barbeque grills, refrigerators and shopping carts, to hundreds of tires and rims from stream sides and floodplains. Some 60 civic groups and towns joined the CRWC to make last year’s Cleanup a great success. With your help, we hope to make the 2008, the 12th annual Source to Sea Cleanup, even bigger and better. Hope to see you on October 4!
Andrea F. Donlon
River Steward, CRWC
(413) 772-2020, ext. 205