April’s Clean-Up Day was a great success. About 200 volunteers manned 5 collection areas, picked up trash, cleaned the trails, and identified problems and areas of concern for 38 miles in 8 towns. On behalf of our Board of Directors I thank coordinator Susan Mitchell and all for a great job. We had a great barbeque at Flamig Farms afterward, (thanks to Larry Linonis & crew) and I was surprised by Rep. John Hampton, (16th Dist.) with an “Official Citation” from the CT General Assembly, which thanked me for my years of service with the FVTC, and for my “tireless efforts to close the gaps” in the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail (FCHT), Farmington River Trail and East Coast Greenway. It was sponsored by 11 Senators and Representatives. In my remarks I noted that while deeply honored, there have been many advocates before me and some in the audience that have been at this for much longer than I. This is a team effort, and one that I am proud to be a vocal part of.