Environment Committee:

The purpose of this Committee is to improve the environment and conserve natural resources in the community while supporting the principles of recycle, reduce, and reuse.

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PLASTIC COLLECTION FOR A BENCH

The Committee is currently partnering with the Public Service Committee on a Recycle Beyond the Bag Project. This project involves the collection of plastic recyclable items with a goal to collect enough recyclables to receive a free Trex bench to donate. The Ruritan Club has collected and delivered, as of the first of July, about 417 pounds. Remember our Goal is 500 pounds! WE CAN DO THIS!

LOOK FOR THESE COLLECTION BOXES UNDER THE STAIRS AT THE RURITAN KITCHEN DOOR

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SPRING CLEAN GLOUCESTER WEEKEND

Members of the ARC care for the environment by participating twice yearly in Clean Gloucester Days as well as regularly picking up roadside and shoreline trash. We plant sea grass to help maintain shorelines.

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Spring Clean Gloucester Weekend: March 27, 2021
Many ARC Members gathered at the Abingdon Ruritan Club Saturday morning to clean Gloucester roadways.
Clean Gloucester Day 2020

Environment committee chair Roger Dick, lead members to Maryus Landing for multiple cleanups.

We donned our Guinea Boots to pick up tons of trash in support of Clean the Bay Day.
Planting Marsh Grass to maintain shorelines.
We hold regular “Work Night” to keep our facilities and grounds in tip top shape