04032021 Green Up Day

Volunteers participate in the 50th Annual Green Up Day in 2020.

Save the Date! Join us on Saturday, May 1, for the 51st Annual Green Up Day! Spring has sprung! We at the Chamber always look forward to hosting this annual event in Springfield, and with the snow finally melting, we are looking for volunteers to assist us clean up our town after the long winter. Our aim is to encourage 200 participants! (Social distancing and masks required.) Please join us and help our town reach this goal!

We will be congregating in the People’s United Bank parking lot from 8 a.m. to noon, and working together to spruce up the neighborhood. Families, friends, and community members will help with raking, picking up litter, and clearing away debris.

Please remember to dress appropriately – it is extremely important to wear work gloves, long pants, and proper footwear to protect against ticks and debris along your clean-up journey – and we suggest wearing neon for visibility. Bring rakes, shovels, brooms and any tools that might come in handy for clean-up. We also ask that folks observe all COVID-19 safety guidelines as much as possible, including social distancing, mask wearing, and any ways that we can all work together to help keep each other safe. 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.

Our gratitude goes out to the Public Works Department! They will be going around to collect and properly dispose of all the filled bags and any trash items left on the sides of the roads.

Please not: Pick-up day is Monday, May 3.

Thank you to all of our neighbors, friends, and community partners that contribute their time and energy and volunteer with us every year! We appreciate everyone’s help in keeping Springfield green and gorgeous. It takes a village!

For more information, please contact the Chamber at (802) 885-2779 or email alice@springfieldvt.com to sign up! See you on May 1!

This information was provided by Caitlin Christiana of the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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