SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The weather cooperated beautifully for this year’s Green Up Day, and the 49th annual event was a great success! More than 100 community members joined the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce Saturday, May 4 to help Green Up Springfield and surrounding areas.
We also provided bags to another 25-plus volunteers during the week leading up to the event, for a total of more than 125 local participants. We distributed hundreds of bags for trash pickup.
Big thank you to all the folks that joined us from Claremont Savings Bank, Springfield Rotary Club, Springfield On the Move, HCRS, student volunteers from Springfield High School, and many more! Community volunteers and Chamber members spent the warm morning picking up litter, raking, and spreading mulch in downtown green spaces as well as tackling neighborhoods all around town.
We’d like to express our gratitude to VTel for sponsoring the event, and we appreciate Woodbury Florist for delivering the mulch. Following hours of hard work picking up trash, volunteers enjoyed a Thank You Cookout with delicious hot dogs donated by Jake’s South Street Market. Flying Crow offered free coffees to Green Up participants, and volunteers so inclined received a discount on their first beer at Trout River that afternoon.
Thank you to Springfield Public Works for picking up all the bags and supporting the event. Our business partners and community members made this a day to remember.