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Leaves – Nature’s Treasures program has already received a lot of support from the community. There has been significant public outcry regarding the noise and air pollution caused by the use of leaf blowers and the safety issues created by leaves blown to the curbs. The Town of Greenwich, led by the Conservation Commission, has held several meetings with representatives from DPW, Parks & Recreation, The Tree Conservancy, Greenwich Green and Clean, Greenwich Recycling Advisory Board, Community Gardens, Garden Education, and Green Schools to discuss solutions to these problems. A detailed educational program was presented to the PTA and the principals of schools selected for the pilot program. A composting display and informational material were first presented at the Earth Day event hosted by the Conservation Commission with its partners on April 26, 2015. This topic continued to be featured at the Community Gardens “Ask an Expert” program about composting on May 16, 2015, at the Greenwich Audubon “Sustainable Food and Farm Expo” on May 31, 2015, as well as the Hawk Watch Festival on October 3rd and 4th, 2015. Conservation Commission Staff also promoted the program at the Town of Greenwich’s 375th Anniversary Parade. At each event, a group of Master Composters, which included one from the Conservation Commission, one from Garden Education Center and two individuals from Community Gardens, had an information booth and/or educational program about composting with emphasis on leaf management. One of the goals of these events was to collect feedback from attendees regarding current leaf management practices. 

Contact Aleksandra Moch at (203) 861 6170

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