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Town of Dover Green Up

DOVER- The town of Dover’s Green Up Day will be held on Vermont’s statewide Green Up Day, Saturday, May 6, rain or shine. Community volunteers of all ages are encouraged to help clean up Dover by picking up litter from roadsides and public places. All volunteers should meet at the Dover Elementary School at 9 am, for special Green Up Day bags and road assignments.  Long pants, long-sleeve shirts, gloves, hats, sturdy shoes or boots, sunscreen, and bug spray are recommended. Elementary age children must be accompanied by an adult. A volunteer appreciation lunch will be available from 12 to 12:30 pm at the Dover School. A limited number of bags are available at the town office for early collection. If unable to participate on May 6, any and all efforts to reduce roadside litter and clean up the town are appreciated. All Green Up Day trash should be collected by the end of the day on May 6.

Mount Snow’s “Choose sNOw” community service program participants must register in person on May 6 and fill out a community service form prior to going out on roadside assignments. Signed forms may be retrieved after roadside assignments are completed.

For more information contact Lori O’Hern at (802) 464-5386 or email

Jacksonville and Whitingham Green Up

WHITINGHAM- Spring has arrived and with it, Vermont’s annual Green Up Day. On the first Saturday in May many towns throughout Vermont will receive a spring-cleaning. Jacksonville and Whitingham volunteers should meet at the Town Hill playground on Saturday, May 6, at 9 am, to select an area to green up.

This community event is a great family activity. It not only introduces neighbors but also teaches children to take pride in their town. The day will kick off with doughnuts and coffee generously donated by the Jacksonville Store. Garbage bags will be provided. Call Aysha Wahlstrom at (802) 368-2807 or Sage Myska at (802) 368-9396 for more information or to suggest areas in need of greening up.

Community service in Charlemont

CHARLEMONT, MA- The Academy at Charlemont will hold its annual Community Service Day on Tuesday, May 2. Students, faculty and staff members will spend the day working in area towns, to honor the spirit and vision of the school’s founders.

In Charlemont, groups will be clearing bike and hiking trails, cataloguing books at the Tyler Memorial Library, and transcribing at the Historical Society. In Shelburne Falls, academy teams will be working on the Bridge of Flowers, at Arms Library, and at the Buckland Recreation Area, as well as doing spring yard work for nine seniors through the Senior Center. They’ll be in Greenfield, working at the Energy Park and at the Green River Recreation Area, and in Brattleboro at the I.N.S.P.i.R.E. school.
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