Help keep Vermont green by joining Green Up Day
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To the Editor,

On Saturday, May 6, Wilmington and towns throughout Vermont will participate in the 47th annual Vermont Green-Up Day, when volunteers turn out to help clean up roadside litter. We hope you will join us.

The purpose of designating the first Saturday in May each year as Green-Up Day in our state is to create an opportunity for a community-wide effort to beautify each town by picking up litter. To learn more about Green Up Day, find information for other towns or donate to the cause go to

Anyone who would like to volunteer in Wilmington should come sometime between 9:30 and 10:30 am, on May 6 to Buzzy Towne Park on South Main Street. At that time, special Green Up trash bags will be given out and routes will be assigned.

Any interested individual, group or family may show up at the designated time - rain or shine - and we’ll get you started. In addition to long pants and long sleeves to deter ticks, sturdy shoes and work gloves are recommended. Children should be accompanied by an adult at all times during Green-Up activities.

If you know a group that would like to participate or know a particular area in Wilmington that needs “greening-up,” notify one of us. Beginning on May 1, you may also sign up for a route and pick up bags at the Wilmington Town Office.

All Wilmington volunteers are invited to take a break in their litter clean-up on May 6, between 11:30 and 12:15 when free hot dogs and soda will be available at the old Wilmington High School cafeteria. We look forward to seeing you but even if you can’t participate on May 6, we appreciate any and all efforts to reduce roadside litter.

Contact Kathy Larsen, (802) 464-2263 or Rebecca Sweeney, (802) 464-2017, with any questions. Email is also fine: or


Kathy Larsen and Becca Sweeney

Green Up Co-coordinators

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