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A cleaner, greener Rye Town
November 12, 2020 at 6:49 a.m.
Looking for bits and pieces of garbage, Blind Brook High School senior Chloe Ng makes her way down a closed Bowman Avenue during a Community Clean Up Day on Saturday, Nov. 7, organized by the Town of Rye Sustainability Committee. About 200 people signed up to clean parts of Rye Brook, Port Chester, Rye Neck and the City of Rye.
Community Clean Up volunteers receive instructions and yellow vests before searching for trash along Bowman Avenue.
Blind Brook High School freshman Eduardo Almeida uses a trash grabber to pick up small pieces of refuse near the Donne Simone Park baseball field.
Sophia Ortiz-Heaney and twins Isabel and Elia Mateus, all sophomores at Port Chester High School, find bottles and other trash along the platform at the Port Chester Metro-North station and put it in their garbage bags during the Nov. 7 Community Clean Up Day.
Port Chester Beautification Commission members Sonia Phillips of Bush Avenue and Amanda Barrow of North Regent Street, manning the Clean Up Day collection station in downtown Port Chester, sort through garbage bags that have been filled by participants with all sorts of trash and debris.
Community Clean Up Day volunteers walk along a closed Bowman Avenue on Saturday as they look for bottles, cans and other pieces of garbage that have been dumped on the side of the road.
Brookside Way resident Charlie Hammer hauls a large piece of garbage wrapped around weeds along Bowman Avenue.
Blind Brook High School freshmen Robby and Sophia Carey work together to remove refuse from the woods along Bowman Avenue.
Dave O’Neill of North Regent Street uses a trash picker to remove a plastic foam container from the grassy area adjacent to the Shoppers’ Parking Lot behind North Main Street.
A forgotten baseball is picked up by Blind Brook High School juniors Jennifer McKay (right) and Danielle Cappelli.
Roly Cochachi of King Street pulls plastic beverage containers of all kinds out of the jungle of grass and weeds on the slope along King Street adjacent to the Port Chester train station.