As the snow banks slowly recede they unveil the last five months’ detritus. From leaves to old newspapers to cans to dog waste to road sand, all of this will end up in the nearest stream without some help. It’s time for spring cleaning. You can adopt a stormdrain or stretch of roadside to clean up the litter and protect our waters. In Vermont each town has an organized Green Up on the first Saturday in May, but you don’t have to wait until then. Get together with some friends and spend a few hours making your community cleaner and safer. Pitching in personally makes a difference!