CAVENDISH, Vt. – On the first Saturday in May, Cavendish will join hundreds of communities throughout Vermont to support the 47-year-old tradition of picking up roadside trash accumulated over the previous winter. Green Up Day is a fun volunteer opportunity that unites communities, raises environmental consciousness, and results in litter-free roads and town spaces for us all. Thanks to moving the date to Saturdays, town-wide volunteer participation has climbed steadily in recent years.
No special gear is required to join this family-friendly event – just the desire to pitch in and clean up unsightly litter from the town roadsides. Come to the Proctorsville Green with a friend or family members Saturday, May 4 to pick up special green trash bags, protective gloves, and your road assignment. The big sweep begins at 9 a.m. and ends at noon with a free town-sponsored barbecue on the Proctorsville Green. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, and soda will be on hand.
In case of a downpour, Green Up Day will be held Sunday, May 5. For more information, call Diane McNamara at the Town Office at 802-226-7292.