Participate in Green-Up day and keep Vermont beautiful

Green Up day is a time when the communities get together in each town across Vermont and work together to beautify each town. Picking up trash from the road sides after the long winter. Come out and help keep Vermont a clean, and beautiful place.

ANDOVER, Vt. – Andover Green-Up day will be held on Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to noon. Residents and friends are invited to beautify the town grounds, clean the roadsides, and spruce up the cemeteries. Please meet at the Andover Town Hall for coffee, donuts, and to chose your work assignment.

Participants are encouraged to bring gardening gloves and tools including wheelbarrows, rakes, clippers, loppers, and leaf blowers and join in the community spirit.

After the work is over, participants are invited to stay to celebrate a job well done and share lunch with friends and neighbors. Attendees should bring a potluck salad or dessert to accompany the hot dogs, chips, and soft drinks that will be provided. Refreshments are being provided by the Andover Project Committee and through the generosity of community members.

For information or questions regarding Andover’s Green-Up Day contact Deb Moser at 802-875-5454.


CAVENDISH, Vt. – Green Up activities will be on Saturday May 6, starting at 9 a.m. on the Proctorsville Green and ending back on the green with a barbecue at noon. In case of rain, Green Up Day will be held on Saturday, May 13.


LUDLOW, Vt. – Meet for complimentary coffee and donuts at the Ludlow Community Center at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 6. Green Up instructions and routes will be given to participants. At 9:30 a.m. groups will disperse to their designated clean routes. Green Up Day BBQ at the Ludlow Community Center to reward volunteers for a job well done and a complimentary T-shirt at noon.

Designated Green-up routes:

Route #1 – Route 100 South from the Junction of Route 103/100 to the Transfer Station

Route #2 – Route 100 South from the Town Line to the Transfer Station

Route #3 – High Street to Dug Road Bridge

Route #4 – Pleasant Street to the Little League Fields

Route #5 – Upper Cross Road & Okemo Access Road

Route #6 – Trailside to the West Hill Recreation Area

Route #7 – Kingdom Road & East Lake Road

Route #8 – Commonwealth Ave

Route #9 – Nelson Road

Route #10 – Bixby Road

Route #11 – Town Farm Road

Route #12 – South Hill Road

Route #13 – East Hill Road


ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – Green Up Day is Saturday, May 6th! Families and interested parties can pick up the familiar green bags to clean up neighborhoods, roads, parks and playgrounds. Bags are available at the J&H Hardware store, the Saxtons River Market and the Town Clerk’s Office. They’ll also be available at the 2017 Wildlife Festival at Herricks Cove on Sunday, May 7.

Grab the official bright green bag and fill it with paper, cans, and roadside trash; it’s fine to mix trash and recyclables at this time of the year. Helpful hint: wear bright clothes so cars will see you. Gloves and boots protect against dirt and ticks. Once an area is clean, the green bags can be left by the side of the road for town-wide pick-up on May 8 or dropped off at the Saxtons River Fire Department, Rockingham Highway Garage, or the Bellows Falls Garage.

Want to report an area that needs a special crew or volunteer to captain a team? Email Guy Payne, or leave a message at 869-2600. Let’s clean up litter and make our town look good.


SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Our Green Up event will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 6; families, friends and community members will meet downtown at the parking lot in front of People’s United Bank to sign-in to the event and pick up their trash bags. Bags will also be available for pick-up at the Chamber office (56 Main Street, Suite 2, Springfield, VT) during the week leading up to the event.

Spring has sprung, so start planning the section of town you wish to bring a bit of beauty back to! Rake up trash, recycle bottles, plastics, paper, and maybe even plant a seed to mark the effort you put forth in making our town lively once again!

At the end of the morning, rejoin fellow workers at the Peoples United Bank parking lot at noon for a thank you cookout with hot dogs and beverages, courtesy of the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Reminder: It is extremely important to remember to wear work gloves, long pants, and proper footwear to protect against ticks and debris along your clean-up journey. Remember to bring rakes, gloves, shovels, brooms, and anything else that might be helpful for clean-up. Professionals and volunteers will be on call throughout the day to assist you with any questions you may have. Most of all, remember to have fun! You are bettering our town and community by sharing your energy and spirit to assist with maintaining Springfield’s beauty.

Thank you to all volunteers for helping to keep Springfield and Vermont green and gorgeous! Last year, Springfield had 175 volunteers! This year, our goal is to reach 200 participants for our annual Green Up day project!


TOWNSHEND, Vt. – Green Up Day will be Saturday, May 6! Please join the Townshend Community Hope & Action group on the Townshend common after your cleanup for free live music and food! The group will be grilling up beef and veggies burgers from 12 – 3 p.m. and local band, Shelving Rock, will be performing in the Gazebo. The town truck will be parked in front of the elementary school, so feel free to drop off your full bags at that time. Bags can be picked up at the elementary school or town hall beforehand. Thanks to Heidi Russ, C&S, Grace Cottage Hospital, and the Calvary Chapel for their donations of food, time and energy! Thanks to the town of Townshend for their continuous support of Community Hope & Action events. We hope to see you there!


WESTON, Vt. – Green Up activities will start in Weston at the Recreation Area at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 6. Come and enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut before going out to pick up trash along the roads. You will also receive your bags and road assignments at the recreation area. Weston chair, Kirby Foster will be there and you can call him ahead of time at 802-379-4412 if you have any questions or want to reserve a road assignment. Remember to wear waterproof shoes or boots and gloves.


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