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

2016 Green Up Day Report

Green Up Day  May 7, 2016

 

Even though the weather was quite damp on May 7, Green Up Day in Wilmington was once again a success.  Many thanks go to the 103 volunteers who turned out as part of this year’s effort. They filled over 200 Green Up bags as they picked up roadside litter.

People of all ages helped including representatives from the Chimney Hill Homeowners Association, the Choose sNOw substance abuse prevention program, the Windham Sailing Club, and the local Cub Scouts.  There were also many family groups and individuals.  Knowing so many folks are willing to give time to this effort speaks well of our community.

Free hot dogs, ice cream, watermelon, water and soda were enjoyed by volunteers thanks to donations from Leader Beverage, Sonny and Flo at C&S Beverage, and Shaw’s Supermarket. Their generosity is always appreciated.  We thank them all.

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 next week to pick up all the full bags and piles of collected litter.  In addition, thanks go to Karen Molina and Dave Larsen who helped make sure all went smoothly in the cafeteria during our refreshment break.

Green Up Vermont is a statewide initiative in its 46th year, occurring every year on the first Saturday in May.  Locally it is a fun way to greet one another as spring arrives and spruce up our town at the same time.  The results are a wonderful example of teamwork by a dedicated community. Thank you one and all.  And special thanks also to all whose year ’round efforts reduce the amount of roadside litter.

 

Sincerely,

Kathy Larsen and Rebecca Sweeney

Green Up co-cordinators, Wilmington

 

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

 

Questions?  Contact Kathy Larsen at kdlarsen@myfairpoint.net

 

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