The annual statewide Green Up Day is this Saturday, May 4. Members of the South Burlington Land Trust are organizing the local Green Up Day effort, working together with city staff, local businesses and community volunteers.
The local Green Up Day headquarters and drop-off site is South Burlington City Hall, 575 Dorset Street, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Land trust volunteers will be on hand to distribute bags, help select areas from the master map, and assist loading the dumpsters. Snacks and drinks, provided by the Bagel Bakery and City Market, will be available as well as more information about the work of the land trust.
Volunteers are advised to wear work or gardening gloves and point out their most unusual finds to volunteers at city hall. The land trust will award prizes for the most trash collected by one person/team and the most unusual object found.
According to Green Up Vermont, Green Up Day, first started in 1970, is Vermont’s largest statewide volunteer event with over 22,500 people taking part. In addition, it is the longest running statewide Green Up Day in the U.S.
The South Burlington Land Trust, who annually hosts the Green Up Day effort in the city, is a membership organization dedicated to conserving open space, agriculture, and wildlife habitat.
For more information about local Green Up Day efforts, visit www.sblt.org/calendar/ or email land trust member Janet Bellavance at email@example.com. Volunteers are welcome to be in contact to sign up in advance for designated areas.