Residents, pictured here on Green Up Day in 2016, had fun while volunteering in city-wide clean up efforts. PHOTO: Bernie Paquette


Green Up This Saturday: Win a prize while preserving the beauty of our neighborhoods

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Thursday May 04, 2017

Green Up South Burlington is Saturday, May 6, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., headquartered at the City Hall parking lot, 575 Dorset Street. This is the seventh year that the South Burlington Land Trust (SBLT) is organizing the Green Up Day effort on behalf of South Burlington with help from residents, local businesses and other community volunteers.

Want to be involved? Here’s what you can do:

1. Commit to cleaning up an area and gather some friends and family to join you.

2. If you already know what area you plan to clean up, in order to avoid duplication, contact SBLT board volunteer Michael Mittag at mittag.michael@gmail.com to let him know the location. He is keeping a master map. SBLT volunteers will help point you to a spot on Saturday morning if you do not already have a place in mind.

3. Collection bags are already available for early pick-up and will be available Saturday, starting 8 a.m., at the City Hall parking lot.

4. The City Hall parking lot is also the drop-off point for all trash collected. There is no roadside pickup.

When you arrive at Green Up central, you are invited to enjoy the free food and refreshments generously donated by area businesses. Casella Waste has donated two large dumpsters for the effort. And remember, the SBLT will award prizes for the most trash collected by one person or team and the most unusual object found. So bring your gloves, wear your grubby clothes and get ready for a good spring cleaning in South Burlington!

Green Up Day is Vermont’s largest all-volunteer, statewide, one-day event. In 2016 over 22,000 volunteers came out in their communities throughout the state collecting some 300 tons of trash and over 5,000 tires.

SBLT is a local membership organization dedicated to conserving open space, agriculture and wildlife habitat in the city of South Burlington. For more information about Green Up Day or the SBLT, please visit www.sblt.org