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Volunteers gather to clean up Stevensville on Saturday

Posted at 2:38 PM, Jul 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-19 12:38:23-04

STEVENSVILLE — About 30 volunteers showed up to help clean up Stevensville on Saturday. 

The event started at Lewis and Clark Park as people pulled weeds and tried to make the area cleaner. 

Stevensville usually has a cleanup day in the spring but had to surpass this year due to the pandemic.  But now that the state is in Phase Two of reopening, the town thought it'd be a good time for some kind of project. 

Volunteers tackled two main projects -- the fence around the park, and the triangle gardens on Main Street. 

People all wore masks and practiced social distancing. Parks and Recreation Director Bobby Sonsteng says the project helped the town and the people. 

"We thought there was a need for this. With COVID-19 going on, everyone's been indoors, kind of trapped up, and not getting those social interactions, so this is great for the town as well as the people that were involved today. A great social event, and a lot of positive change for the community today," said Sonsteng.

He told MTN News that seeing the turnout motivates him to keep cleaning up the community.