FOR RELEASE: April 24, 2024 

Desira Blanchard
Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments

NVCOG Demonstrates Commitment to Sustainability in Shelton Clean Sweep Efforts 

Shelton, CT – On Tuesday, April 23, 2024, the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) proudly participated in the Shelton Clean Sweep program, demonstrating their commitment to supporting clean and healthy communities throughout the Naugatuck Valley Region.

The Shelton Clean Sweep, an annual initiative organized by the Shelton Conservation Commission’s Anti-Litter Committee, aims to bring together volunteers from across the community to clean up litter and debris from public areas. This collaborative effort not only promotes environmental sustainability but also fosters a sense of pride and unity among residents. This year, NVCOG staff volunteered their time to help clean up the areas around Chordas Pond and Nells Rock Road.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to join forces with the Shelton community and support their efforts to keep the City clean and beautiful” said Savannah-Nicole Villalba, AICP, Community Planning Director of NVCOG. “Participating in events like the Shelton Clean Sweep allows us to actively contribute to the betterment of our communities and promote a sense of civic pride.”

NVCOG, as a regional planning organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents in its member municipalities, recognizes the importance of initiatives like the Shelton Clean Sweep. By partnering with local communities and organizations, NVCOG seeks to support initiatives that promote sustainability, enhance livability, and strengthen community bonds.

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