The South Burlington Land Trust (SBLT), which organized the Green Up Day effort in South Burlington this year, thanks all of the community for coming together to beautify our City on May 7. Tricia King of the SBLT was the coordinator this year and did a fantastic job of covering all the arrangements and engaging lots of participant. The statistics won’t be officially available for a while, but at the Municipal Building we filled two big dumpsters from Clean Green to overflowing, and got four City trucks full of tires, metal, wood and other trash. We surely matched, and maybe surpassed last year’s totals.
The SBLT gives prizes every year, in two categories: ‘Most Trash Collected’ and ‘Most Unusual Object Found’. Ascension Lutheran Church on Allen Road has mounted an energetic cleanup of their grounds, Bartlett Brook and surrounding areas for several years and this year they added five trucks worth of trash to the other total. They win the top prize, a lovely pot of tulips from Horsford’s Nursery. The runner-up prize went to students at the F.H. Tuttle Middle School, who also filled a number of trucks. Their prize was a large box of Klingers’ cookies!
In the “most unusual” category, 1st prize went to Ben Croll for finding a child’s playground slide. He won a goody bag from Magic Hat. 2nd prize was awarded to the Everse family for finding a boat anchor. Their prize was a gift certificate to the Bread and Butter Farm Store. Congratulations to all our winners and thanks to all the businesses which donated prizes and on-site refreshments, etc: Pepsi Bottling Ventures, Pastabilities, Hannaford, Burlington Bagel Bakery, and SB Rotary.
Special thanks to Paul Conner and other City staff. All the citizens who helped out were our ultimate winners.
SOURCE: Sarah L. Dopp, SBLT president