Volunteer for Green Up Day on May 3!

Volunteers are needed to help with Colchester’s annual spring cleaning on Green Up Day, Saturday, May 3.

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Starting at 8:00 a.m. on May 3 at the Colchester Police Department at 835 Blakely Road, day members of the Colchester Conservation Commission—coordinators for Colchester’s Green Up Day—will distribute bags and road assignments to residents. Cleanup of litter along town roadsides, parks, and waterways is scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to noon, followed by a free hot dog cookout for volunteers from noon to 1:00 p.m.

Although advance registration is not required, scout troops, youth groups, churches, neighborhoods, and other groups are asked to call (802) 862-9807 to speak with Tim Moran, Colchester’s Green Up Day coordinator, in advance to arrange for an area to clean up. Volunteers are asked to call even if they want to clean up the same area as last year in order to ensure that the area does not get assigned to another group.

Volunteers are not required to pick up trash for the entire four hours and may select their own road or area to clean, provided that it has not already been assigned. Instructions on where to leave bags for pick up by the Town’s road crews will be provided when volunteers receive their bags. Volunteers are reminded to separate scrap metal and tires from other roadside trash.

For questions, or to sign up a group, please contact Tim Moran; he is available at (802) 862-9807 or via e-mail at tgmvt@comcast.net.

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