GREEN UP DAY
May 1st, 2021
WHO: All volunteers are welcome!!
WHAT: Cleaning up our neighborhoods—collecting litter and trash and having fun! (in a socially distanced and safety conscious way)
WHERE: Your own neighborhood or around town.
WHEN: Saturday, May 1st, 2021
WHY: This important community tradition kicks off springtime in Springfield and helps to keep our town green and gorgeous!
Official Green Up Bags will be available for pick up:
*Monday April 19th, Tuesday April 20th, Friday April 23rd, Tuesday April 27th, Thursday April 29th and Friday April 30th
9am - 2pm
*Saturday, May 1st at the People's United Bank Parking Lot
8am - 12pm
Join us on Saturday, May 1st for the 51st Annual Green Up Day! Spring has sprung! We at the Chamber always look forward to hosting this annual event in Springfield, and with the snow finally melting, we are looking for volunteers to assist us clean up our town after the long winter. Our aim is to encourage 200 participants! (Social distancing and masks required.) Please join us and help our town reach this goal!
We will be congregating in the People's United Bank parking lot from 8am to noon, and working together to spruce up the neighborhood. Families, friends, and community members will help with raking, picking up litter, and clearing away debris.
Please remember to dress appropriately – it is extremely important to wear work gloves, long pants, and proper footwear to protect against ticks and debris along your clean-up journey – and we suggest wearing neon for visibility. Bring rakes, shovels, brooms and any tools that might come in handy for clean-up. We also ask that folks observe all COVID-19 safety guidelines as much as possible, including social distancing, mask wearing, and any ways that we can all work together to help keep each other safe. Volunteers will be on call throughout the day to assist you with any questions you may have. Most of all, remember to have fun! You are bettering our town and community by sharing your energy and spirit to assist with maintaining Springfield’s beauty.
Our gratitude goes out to the Public Works Department! They will be going around to collect and properly dispose of all the filled bags and any trash items left on the sides of the roads. *PLEASE NOTE: Pick-up day is Monday, May 3rd ONLY*
Thank you to all of our neighbors, friends, and community partners that contribute their time and energy and volunteer with us every year! We appreciate everyone's help in keeping Springfield green and gorgeous. It takes a village!
For more information, please contact the Chamber at 802-885-2779 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up! See you on May 1st!