Towns around the valley prepare to “Green-Up”

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.
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 Saturday, May 7, at 9 am to select an area to green up.
This community event is a great family activity. It not only introduces people to their neighbors and townspeople but also teaches children to take pride in their town. The day will kick off with coffee and doughnuts. After the hard work of greening up, volunteers can enjoy hot dogs and hamburgers cooked by the Deerfield Valley Lions Club. Volunteers should dress in work clothes and bring gloves. Garbage bags will be provided.
Call Aysha or Todd at (802) 368-2807 for more information or to suggest areas in need of greening up. For more Vermont Green Up day information go to

The town of Dover’s Green Up Day will be held on Vermont’s statewide Green Up Day, Saturday, May 7, 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 interested volunteers should meet at the Dover School at 9 am to choose a road assignment and pick up special Green Up Day bags.  Long pants, long-sleeved shirts, gloves, hats, sturdy shoes or boots, sunscreen, and bug spray are recommended.  Elementary age children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.  
A limited number of bags are available at the Town Office for early collection.  Bags may be picked up at the Town Office Monday-Thursday between 9 am and 12 pm and 1 to 5 pm.  If unable to participate on May 7, 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 8.  
High school students can receive community service hours for participating.  Students should submit a community service form immediately after completion of roadside assignments.  Teen teams do a great job and working together makes it more fun.
All help is greatly appreciated.  Hope to see everyone there. For more information on Green Up Day visit  or contact Dover Green Up Day Coordinator Lori O’Hern during business hours at (802) 464-5386 or email  

Wilmington’s annual Green Up will take place on Saturday, May 7,  from 9 to 11 am, rain or shine.
Come to Buzzy Towne Park on South Main Street for bag distribution and route assignments. Long pants, long sleeves, gloves, sturdy shoes, and insect repellent are recommended.
All ages are welcome, in groups or individually. Children must be with an adult. Collect litter on the roadsides along the assigned route. Please do not go on private property. Tie full bags closed.  Deliver to the town truck in the old high school parking lot or leave along roadsides with any large items next to full bags.
Coordinators are Kathy Larsen and Rebecca Sweeney. For questions or route sign-up prior to May 7, or to suggest an area that needs clean up, email Kathy Larsen  at
In addition to building a team to help clean up areas in Wilmington and Dover, the Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Chamber of Commerce will also be celebrating the installation of its water bottle filling station. Want to be part of the team? Send the chamber an email at or stop by the chamber’s visitor center on Saturday, May 7, and help them celebrate.

The Deerfield Valley News

797 VT Route 100 North
Wilmington, VT 05363

Phone: 802-464-3388
Fax: 802-464-7255

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