Call for volunteers to clean up Railway Trail dumping ground
A last call is going out to volunteers to participate in a trash clean up in Warwick on Sunday morning.
Chaplain Kevin Santucci has organised the event to help a family that has been targeted by illegal dumping for over a decade. Their property, a grassy area next to the Railway Trail behind the PHC field, is covered in trash including large household items and even motorcycles.
The clean-up will take place at the field at the bottom of Pearman’s Hill from 9am to 12pm and parking has been provided by Warwick Lanes bowling alley, a short walk away from the site.
Numerous volunteers have already voiced interest following reports in The Royal Gazette about the family’s plight, while others have donated tools and equipment.
A few items are still needed to help in the effort including a crow bar and tools to cut back trees along with strong hands.
Dr Santucci said: “We have had a number of people come forward including neighbours who will get involved and help to clean up and keep the island beautiful. The property owner is also bringing her family to help.
“We need the manpower to separate all the stuff and to make sure it goes in the proper skips.”
Dr Santucci said numerous companies have also come on board to help including Hunt’s Sanitation Services which has provided skips as well as a trucking company and environmental charity Keep Bermuda Beautiful which will be supplying volunteers with trash bags, gloves and trash grabbers.
He added: “I am so thankful people getting on board. This is what we need that collaboration – it only takes a little spark to get a fire going. ”
Volunteers are invited to help out from 9am on Sunday until about 12pm. They can park at Warwick Lane and cross the road towards Pearman’s Hill.
Anyone interested in taking place can call Dr Santucci on 717-0100.