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Town of Westmore to install cigarette “Buttlers” on North End Beach

by | Aug 26, 2019 | In the News

Monday, August 26, 2019

Town of Westmore to install cigarette “Buttlers” on North End Beach

WESTMORE, Vt. (date) – The Town of Westmore’s Select Board voted to install three Sidewalk Buttlers at the North End Beach of Lake Willoughby after a presentation from Westmore Association President Daniel Ian Smith and Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH) Prevention Specialist Tennyson Marceau on Monday, August 19, 2019.

Sidewalk Buttlers, which are designed to be touch free, collect cigarette butts and will aid in keeping the beach and water clean.

“Cigarette butts contain many known cancer-causing chemicals and are still number one when it comes to litter and are highly toxic to our ecosystems, said Marceau. “Sidewalk Buttler has given us a chance to reduce this waste and keep the natural beauty we all love in Vermont.”

The mission of the Westmore Association is to serve as a steward for the health and safety of Westmore’s lakes, mountains and trails.

“We are faced with a significant increase in traffic at the north and south beaches of Willoughby Lake, which of course results in increased litter on the beaches,” said Smith. “We are committed to this mission and hope that these Buttlers will be one of many steps in keeping our lake access clean for all who come to visit.” 

If you have further questions about this project or are interested in acquiring Sidewalk Butlers for your business, organization or municipality, contact NVRH Prevention Specialist Tennyson Marceau at t.marceau@nvrh.org or NEKLS Prevention Specialist Allyson Howell at allyson.howell@neklsvt.org. 

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