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 2023 Annual Report
Vermont’s Green Up Day was on Saturday, May 6th. Once again, folks in Wilmington came through with a big turnout! 84 people volunteered to pick up roadside litter. Included in this group were the Hermitage Club, Chimney Hill Home Owners Association, Wilmington Trail Committee, and Southern VT Board of Realtors. In total, they filled 200 Green Up bags as they covered nearly all of our town roads. In addition to our roads, a few public lots, parks, and trails received Green Up treatment this year, which is always appreciated!
As always, Wilmington’s success depended on teamwork. We received assistance from town office employees as well as the town highway department who collected all the full bags. Road Supervisor Marshall Dix reported that there were 12 yards of trash, 10 tires and one microwave.
Generous donations also helped to make Green Up Day successful. 1a Coffee Roasters gave away free coffee and Shaw’s contributed water and snacks. The town office, the Twin Valley Schools, and the Deerfield Valley News all provided publicity. Many local businesses also helped with publicity by posting on social media, and allowing us to hang our Green Up Day posters on their walls, bulletin boards, and windows.
Thank you to everyone for your time, effort, and contributions. We look forward to seeing you all next year on the first Saturday in May. In the meantime, anyone interested in helping to plan and organize our local efforts, please let us know.
Kathy Larsen & Anthony Martino, Wilmington’s Green Up Coordinators
Link to State Green-Up Website: http://www.greenupvermont.org/
Questions? Contact Kathy Larsen at firstname.lastname@example.org
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