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What Are You Up To?

 June 2022

From Leonard Yannielli: 

The 11th annual Naugatuck Earth Day Mayor for the Day event was held at the Gunntown Passive Park and Nature Preserve in Naugatuck on Saturday, April 23, 2022. Steve Schrag, long time labor and environmental activist, was feted as Earth Day Mayor. Steve, a long time Labor Council member, lives in Waterbury. He has been a many decades long defender of the passive 170 acre Great Hill Green Belt that sits on the Waterbury / Naugatuck border. Great Hill serves as a climate change mitigator for both towns and the Naugatuck Valley. The challenge is a proposed Amazon distribution plant there.


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Photo: Steve (center, holding his awards) was presented a citation from the State Legislature by state senator George Cabrera (back, upper right). Mary Lou Sharon (front center), pioneer of the environmental movement in Naugatuck, gave out her personally designed Earth Day T-Shirt. Shagufta Zahid, Gunntown Group Program Director and MC of the event, is taking a picture.

Photo by Christine Yannielli

Publicity Director, The Gunntown Group

Naugatuck Conservation Commissioner

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