Tuesday turned out to be a beautiful evening for dozens of Bridgeport residents, who came out in support of Earth Day to spruce up Hinkle and Deegan Lakes.
Boy scouts, their families, and other community members set out to clean up trash that has been littered along the lakes and nearby trails.
Those who came out for "Community Cleanup Day" say it's the least they can do to help such a tremendous asset to our area.
"We use this lake a lot. We fish here, we run on the trail here, we play tennis here, we have parties right up at the pavilion. You use it, you may as well take care of it," said Robert Greene, a volunteer and a scout dad.
"I walk at the lakes a lot. I notice the trash that was left around the lakes. I think the rain may have deterred some people from coming initially, but fortunately, Mother Nature is on our side for Earth Day, and I think it's going to be a fantastic event," said Michelle Duez, the executive director of the Greater Bridgeport Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The event was a collaborative effort between the city of Bridgeport, Waste Management, and the Greater Bridgeport Convention & Visitors Bureau.