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

2018 Green Up Day Report

Green Up Day  May 5, 2018

One-hundred-thirty-one volunteers participated in Green Up Day in Wilmington this year.  The weather on May 5 was perfect for working outdoors, and together we filled approximately 220 Green Up bags with roadside litter.  No hazardous waste was reported this year, and there were fewer tires.  Overall it was a very successful day.

People of all ages helped.  Many of the volunteers have joined us for years and some were new to Green Up this year.  Over forty students who are part of the Mount Snow substance abuse prevention program, Choose sNOw, were there.

We also had representatives from the Twin Valley Community School and the Windham Sailing Club. That these groups and so many other people were willing to give time to this effort, speaks well of our community.

At the end of the morning, volunteers enjoyed free hot dogs, ice cream, water, and soda.  Some of those refreshments were donated by Shaw’s Supermarket.   Many local businesses enthusiastically assisted with publicity.  We always appreciate their support.

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 the week after May 5 to pick up the full bags and piles of collected litter.  Thanks also go to our regular volunteers in the old high school/OSEC cafeteria who helped make sure our lunch gathering went smoothly.

Green Up Vermont is a statewide initiative to clean up roadside litter, and 2018 was its 48th year.  It is always on the first Saturday in May.  Green Up is a true community effort that takes teamwork to make it happen.  Thank you to all who help.  And a special thanks to those who help reduce the amount of roadside litter all year long.

Green Up Day in 2019 will be on May 4.  If anyone would like to help us get organized ahead of time or has any ideas or questions, please contact us (kdlarsen@myfairpoint.net or beccadavid@myfairpoint.net).

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

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