Tilcon's Third Annual Spring Clean Up at Casper Hill Road
Tilcon's Third Annual Spring Clean Up took place on Saturday April 5, 2014. A group of Tilcon volunteers, comprising employees and their families, spent several hours clearing Casper Hill Road and the adjacent verges of litter and debris. This event was organized in conjunction with local non-profit environmental group Keep Rockland Beautiful and was part of the Great American Clean Up, in which volunteers across the country work to clean up part of their neighborhood.
The Tilcon employees who took part include John Van Zetta, Tilcon Environmental Manager and his wife Talena, Sue Kopek and her family, Jason Hope and his family, Eric Kechejian and his daughter ,West Nyack Quarry manager John Rufer and West Nyack Quarry Quality Control Manager Mike Kalinowski, along with two West Nyack Quarry employees Keron Allen and Steven Trejos. John Cooney, Tilcon NY Divisional President and his wife Susan also took part, along with Bill Poole, Tilcon New York Chief Operations Officer and his wife Christine and their daughter. The West Nyack Corporate office was also represented by Adriane Casterella and Doug Remine. Niall O'Gara, Tilcon New York Vice President - Transportation and his wife Gerry Collins also took part, along with their sons Eoin and Brendan.
In addition to the Tilcon employees, John LaPlaca also attended the Clean up. John is a Keep Rockland Beautiful 'super-volunteer' who has at times gathered over 1,000 bags of garbage in a year, by himself! Finally, Impact Property Services/Spotless sent two employees Carlos Martinez and Wilson Ochoa to assist with the Clean Up. Casper Hill Road is the company's 'Adopt-a-Road'.
Volunteers were provided with protective gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers and refreshments were served. Keron Allen and Steven Trejos operated loaders which shuttled trash to the dumpster, to make the collection process quicker and easier. Overall, a large dumpster was half-filled with garbage bags of trash collected from the site.
Thanks to everyone who took part in this very worthwhile event and a special thanks to Clarkstown Police who organized the closure of Casper Hill Road during the Clean Up.