Local Streets and Steams Spring Cleaning 

Help Protect Local Waterways through Streets and Streams Cleanup EventsThe City of Bangor is supporting multiple organizations for this year’s street and stream cleanups. Opportunities abound for individuals and organizations interested in helping to remove the litter that makes its way from our streets and sidewalks to our waterways. If you would like to volunteer for any of this year’s events, or become a sponsor, please contact the City of Bangor Environmental Coordinator.April 19, 2009 – Cascade Park – Adopt-A-Park, Hannaford Earth Day!April 22, 2009, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Union St. to Penobscot Waterfront) Penobscot Job Corp Academy. April 22, 2009, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Waterfront) Maine Vocational Rehabilitation Associates April 25, 2009 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Penjajawoc Streets & Stream (Bangor Mall Area) – Me Audubon Society and Mall area businesses April 25, 2009 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Second Annual Maine Community Clean Up Event (meet at Hermon Elementary School) May 2, 2009 United Way – Camp Bangor, Camper Volunteer Day – Parks Cleanup (Broadway, Chapin, Stillwater, Hayford, and other areas)May 16, 2009, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Birch Stream Clean Up (Meet behind Airport Mall) Sponsored by Bangor Area Stormwater Group and area businesses.The Bangor Area Storm Water Group is also soliciting help from community groups, businesses, families, and individuals in conducting our Fourth Annual Regional Stream Cleanup. This event is taking place in the seven municipalities forming the Bangor Urban Area (Bangor, Brewer, Orono, Old Town, Veazie, Hampden, and Milford) and on the UMaine campus throughout late April and May 2009. This event is a coordinated regional effort to clean up our local waterways and protect water quality, as well as to build community awareness about storm water pollution.At each Stream Cleanup gathering, volunteers will meet in the morning for a short safety discussion before heading out to the designated cleanup sites. All volunteers will be provided with free T-shirts as well as gloves and safety vests to wear during the event. Afterwards, everyone is invited to stay for a picnic lunch to recognize our volunteers’ hard work. If you would like to volunteer for this year’s event, if you would like to become a sponsor, or for more information please contact the Stream Cleanup Coordinator for your town listed below.Bangor: April 25 and May 16, Wendy Warren 992-4255 Brewer: May 16, Ken Locke 949-5417 Hampden: May 9, Bob Osborne 862-6527 Milford: May 30, Barbara Cox 827-2072 Old Town: May 11-15, Dave Wight 827-3974 Orono: May 16, William Murphy 866-5051 Veazie: May 9, Allan Thomas 947-2781 UMaine: April 29, Scott Wilkerson 851-3049