FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | APRIL 16, 2017
TROY, NY – Ahead of the city’s annual Earth Day citywide cleanup program on April 22, Mayor Patrick Madden joined representatives from the Rensselaer Land Trust and local volunteers on Saturday, April 15 to protect and preserve valuable environmental and municipal resources during the organization’s annual cleanup event at the city’s Tomhannock Reservoir. The initiative, now in its 10th year, brought together nearly 30 volunteers to collect trash and litter from 19 miles of reservoir shoreline. The Tomhannock Reservoir, a 5.2 mile long, man-made reservoir located approximately 6.5 miles northeast of the City of Troy, provides over 21 million gallons of clean drinking water each day to the Collar City and 135,000 customers in nine communities which are served by Troy across the Capital Region.
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John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
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