The Kent Chamber of Commerce and Kent Conservation Commission are co-sponsoring the 2014 Kent Town Clean Up organized in conjunction with April's celebration of the 44th Earth Day.

Road captains throughout Kent have enlisted the help of their neighbors in picking up trash along the roadsides from April 19-26.

The Kent Chamber of Commerce supplied the bags and gloves.

"It's amazing how quickly the bags get filled -- imagine the huge impact if we all just took 15 minutes," said cleanup participant John Casey.

Kent's Scout troops have reprised their sweep of the village's main roadways.

"The Scouts enjoy helping out in the community," said Boy Scout leader Matt Winter. The event "helps our children recognize that we're in this together, and reinforces that taking responsibility can be fun and social too," said Winter.

Students in Kent's private schools are participating, too.

A grand finale event will be held April 26 at noon at the transfer station.

"We are proud to help out and to celebrate this wonderful community initiative," said First Selectman Bruce Adams.

For more information, contact Liddy Baker of the Conservation Commission at ebaker@bestweb.net or 860-927-4262.