Green-Up Day is only once a year, but we encourage you to continue your efforts year round to reduce roadside litter and keep our town looking Green and Beautiful!
Thank you!

Wilmington Green Up Co-coordinators:

Kathy Larsen and Rebecca Sweeney

2017 Green Up Day Report

Green Up Day  May 6, 2017

 

Many thanks to the 129 volunteers who turned out as part of last Saturday’s Green Up Day in Wilmington.  They filled more than 200 Green Up bags with roadside litter, and our roadways are now much cleaner.  The weather challenged us a bit, but overall it was a very successful day!

People of all ages helped. There were family groups and individuals, many of whom have joined us for years and some of whom were new to Green Up this year. As in the past, there were representatives from groups including the Chimney Hill Homeowners Association; the Mount Snow substance abuse prevention program, Choose sNOw; the Twin Valley Community School; and the Windham Sailing Club. That so many people are willing to give time to this effort, speaks well of our community.

Free hot dogs, ice cream, water and soda were enjoyed by volunteers thanks to donations once again from Leader Beverage, C&S Beverage of Wilmington, and Shaw’s Supermarket. Their generosity is always appreciated.

We are grateful to the town and school office and kitchen staff who helped with preparations beforehand, and to the road crews who were out this week to pick up the all full bags and piles of collected litter.  Special thanks this year to Lonny Paige who went out of his way to help with a last-minute stove issue. In addition, thanks go to Ilene Wax and Dave Larsen who helped to make sure all went smoothly in the cafeteria.

Green Up Vermont is a statewide initiative to clean up roadside litter. It is in its 47th year and is always on the first Saturday in May.  It is a true community effort that takes teamwork to make it happen. Thank you one and all.  Finally, a special thanks to everyone whose year ’round efforts reduce the amount of roadside litter.

 

Sincerely,

Kathy Larsen and Rebecca Sweeney

Green Up co-coordinators, Wilmington

 

Link to State Green-Up Website: http://www.greenupvermont.org/

 

Questions?  Contact Kathy Larsen at kdlarsen@myfairpoint.net

 

Click on Poster to Enlarge!

2014 green-up    2009 Poster     Green Up Day Photo