Some areas of Sullivan have some of the best views in the state, as one can stand roadside and admire the beauty of Frenchman Bay and Cadillac Mountain off in the distance.  But, winter has left behind a mess that includes everything from cigarette butts, diapers, and tires.  Big-hearted volunteers in the coastal community will change all of that with a special day.

With the nasty COVID-19 fading and life picking up, Sullivan is picking up in a big way!  In celebration of Earth Day, the Town of Sullivan is sponsoring the 3rd Annual cleanup of the Schoodic Scenic Byway on Saturday, May 15th from 8am to noon.

Volunteers will slide the gloves on and pick up everything that's been discarded onto the sides of Route 1 beginning at the Hancock-Sullivan Bridge and then along the six miles to the Gouldsboro town line.

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A group named Age-Friendly Sullivan will provides the safety vests, pick-up tools and a cook out for all volunteers following the cleanup of Route 1.  Many hands make small work, so please take a few hours of your time to help tidy up Sullivan that Saturday. It’s a great chance for students to get community service hours and a great chance to do something good for Mother Earth. You can sign up your family, team or group of friends by calling the Sullivan Town Office during office hours at 422-6282.

The now annual cleanup began back in 2018 and happened again in 2019 with over 50 volunteers helping each year.  It was cancelled last year because of the nasty COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers are hoping once again that 50 or more folks help out that Saturday.

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