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Waterbury teens clean up historic park

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A group of Waterbury teens are working to clean up Fulton Park. (WFSB) A group of Waterbury teens are working to clean up Fulton Park. (WFSB)
WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) -

A group of Waterbury teens have dedicated their summer break to restoring a historic park.

The kids are working through the Police Activity League to clean up Fulton Park.

Channel 3's Evan White spoke with the kids about the project.

Anthony Daponte of Waterbury said they have a lot to clean up.

"Yesterday we found a couple of crack pipes, couple needles and mostly bottles, alcohol bottles," said Daponte.

Michael Salvio, who's president of Historic Overlook Club, said they are making a big difference.

"It's saving the park, it's beautifying the park, it's putting color into the park," said Salvino.

Vounteer Kayson Johnson said it's rewarding for the kids as well.

"I've learned definitely to stay patient because you can't rush through work you have to try to compromise with things because sometimes you can't get (to) everything," said Johnson.

The restoration will continue into August. After that, they will begin planting flowers.

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