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The Times
  • Event encourages Herkimer village cleanup

  • Herkimer County Community College is partnering with Herkimer Now, the village of Herkimer and Keep Mohawk Valley Beautiful to implement the inaugural “A Cleaner & Greener Herkimer.”

    The village-wide cleanup initiative will take place Friday to Monday.

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  • Herkimer County Community College is partnering with Herkimer Now, the village of Herkimer and Keep Mohawk Valley Beautiful to implement the inaugural “A Cleaner & Greener Herkimer.”
    The village-wide cleanup initiative will take place Friday to Monday.
    On Friday, HCCC’s Upsilon Epsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society will conduct a highway cleanup on state Route 5 in East Herkimer. The group cleans a portion of the highway biannually as part of the state Adopt-a-Highway Program. Anyone interested in participating should meet at 3:30 p.m. in the Lowe’s parking lot.
    The eighth annual Canal Clean Sweep will take place Friday. Volunteers should meet at 4 p.m. in the MOVAC parking lot at 15 state Route 5S, Mohawk. The Canal Clean Sweep is part of the state Canal Corp.’s initiative in partnership with Parks & Trails New York and the New York State Environmental Facilities Corp.
    Herkimer Now will lead their semiannual cleanup of the village’s Main Street on Saturday. Participants are asked to meet at 10 a.m. at the 1834 Herkimer County Jail, 327 N. Main St. Bring a rake or broom; bags and gloves will be provided.
    The Herkimer Mini Park Cleanup will take place at 3:30 p.m. Monday. Also planned for Monday is the Brookwood Park Cleanup at 4 p.m. Volunteers will meet at the park entrance on German Street.
    A limited number of gloves, trash bags, safety vests, rakes and shovels will be provided; volunteers are encouraged to bring their own.
    For more information or to volunteer, contact Herkimer Now committee member Matt Powers at 866-0300, ext. 8636.

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