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!
GREEN UP 2022 Annual Report
Vermont’s Green Up Day was May 7. Once again, folks in Wilmington joined in eagerly and enthusiastically! 98 people of all ages volunteered to pick up roadside litter this year. They included a group from the new Hermitage Club, a group in Somerset, and a group from the Chamber of Commerce. Altogether, over 200 Green Up bags were filled as volunteers covered nearly all of our town roads. A few public lots and one embankment also received the Green Up treatment this year.
As always, Wilmington’s success depended on teamwork. We received assistance from the town office and the schools. Our town and state highway departments collected all the full bags along with many found items too large to fit in the bags. They are essential members of the team.
Generous donations also helped to make Green Up Day successful. 1a Coffee Roasters gave away free coffee. The local Chamber office held a Yeti water bottle raffle to highlight their new water bottle filler. Shaws contributed water and snacks. The town office, the Twin Valley Schools, and the Deerfield Valley News all provided publicity. The state organization, Green Up Vermont, provided bags, posters and general information through their website: greenupvermont.org.
Thank you to everyone for your time, effort and contributions. It would not happen without all of you.
One additional note of special thanks goes to Rebecca Sweeney, long time Green Up co-coordinator for our town. She stepped down from her position this year. We appreciate all she has done over the years to promote Green Up.
If you are interested in volunteering as a co-coordinator in Wilmington, please contact me or Jessica DeFrancesco (firstname.lastname@example.org). Coordinators for our town are appointed annually by the Selectboard with mentoring available for new appointees.
Green Up is always the first Saturday in May. We look forward to to seeing you on May 6, 2023. Stay in touch via email with any questions or ideas.
Kathy Larsen (email@example.com)
Wilmington Green Up coordinator
Link to State Green-Up Website: http://www.greenupvermont.org/
Questions? Contact Kathy Larsen at firstname.lastname@example.org
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