WARDSBORO GREEN UP DAY
GREEN UP DAY RECAP
BY EMMA SKLAR
Way to go Wardsboro! This year we had a great turn out with all but one road covered. First off, I would just like to recognize Matt at the Wardsboro Country Store for the coffee, do-nuts and juice, Jackie for her famous sticky buns, Lizzie at the library for the appreciation gathering, Mark at the dump, The Bucketville News for helping us get the news out, and everyone who got out there and greened up! We are very grateful for all of you! For those of you who couldn't make it this year, we hope to see you next year, because we know everyone can't do it every year. Some of the oddest things that were found this year were a shuttlecock with real feathers and a LED light inside, an old slinky like spring and most of the parts to a car. One of the largest things was a car frame. The total bag count was 67 and an unprecedented amount of tires totaling 42 with 2 yards in the construction dumpster. The youngest Green Up Day participant was Ava Tedeschi at not even 2 years old and possibly the longest Green Up Day streak is held by Jack Cunningham with 18 years! ~ and still going strong.
Thank You Wardsboro Community, we look forward to seeing you next year. And to the Twisted Tea drinking folks, please recycle or find a garbage can.
GREEN UP DAY THANK YOU
BY LIZZE INGRAM
Thank you to everyone who came out for Green Up Day! We had a lovely, if windy, celebration under the library’s new tent. We gave out lots of free books to all the kids who came out and provided community members with home-made goodies and pizza.
The occasion, which we hope will be an annual event, provided us our first opportunity to use our new 20’x20’ canopy tent! The tent, paid for in part by a $2,000 Institute of Museum & Library Services American Rescue Plan Act Grant, also has removable walls that can quickly be installed in the event of inclement weather.
Thank you to all who participated, includng the Trustees and Friends of the Wardsboro Library who donated their time and cooking skills. A special thank you to Colleen and Emma Sklar for organizing Green Up Day in Wardsboro. See you all again next year!
Green Up Vermont’s mission is to promote the stewardship of our state’s natural landscape and waterways, and the livability of our communities by involving people in Green Up Day while raising public awareness about the health, economic, and visual benefits of a litter-free environment year-round.