Green Up Day will go on

Dover- Green Up Day is happening on Saturday, May 30, this year.  Volunteers are asked to meet at Dover School beginning at 9 am through 12 pm for bags and route assignments.  This year marks 50 years of Green Up in the state.  Greening up this year will be a little different than other years.  The Green Up Vermont organization has been closely monitoring coronavirus (COVID-19) communications and guidance with safety at the forefront of planning.  The health and well-being of Green Up Day volunteers is of the utmost importance.  
Green Up Day, by nature, is an activity of social distancing, as citizens of all ages spread out throughout Vermont to clean up trash.  This year, organizers are recommending volunteers wear a mask in addition to the usual recommendation that participants wear long pants, long sleeve shirts, gloves, hats, sturdy shoes or boots, sunscreen, and bug spray.  Elementary age children must always be accompanied by an adult.  Instead of lunch this year, refreshments will be available when picking up bags. 
This is an opportunity for high school students to complete community service hours.  Program participants should bring a high school community service form and register in person on May 30, prior to going out on roadside assignments.
For more information on Green Up Day visit or contact Dover Green Up Day Coordinator Lori O’Hern during business hours at (802) 380-3980 or email  

Whitingham- Green Up Day this year has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 30. Bags will be left out for individual pickup by participants at Town Hill Park at 9 am on that Saturday.
There will be a sign with some directions. Wear gloves (and mask if planning to gather in a group). Due to the need to continue to practice safe social distancing organizers say they will not be hosting a barbecue after Green Up.
Aysha Wahlstrom, Whitingham Green Up Day Coordinator, thanks participants for helping to green up the town. For more information email her at or call (802) 368-2807. For information on other towns visit


The Deerfield Valley News

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