Date of Green Up Day VT Announced

By Joe Gullo

Published 04/08 2014 12:58PM

Updated 04/08 2014 01:02PM

BERLIN, Vt. - Vermont officials announced Tuesday the date that Green Up Day Vermont will be happening this year. 

According to a press release, the 44th annual Green Up Day will be held on Saturday, May 3. Officials are asking Vermonters to join them and help them pick up trash to clean up the state. 

“For more than four decades Vermonters of all ages have spent the first Saturday in May picking up trash along our roads, in parks and other public spaces, and celebrating the community spirit that has made Green Up Day such an important event,” Governor Peter Shumlin said. “I urge everyone to turn out this year and donate their time and enthusiasm because we’ve proven that when Vermonters work together, we can accomplish amazing things.”

Green Mountain Power will serve as the signature corporate sponsor for Green Up Day for the next three years. Other business leaders include Subaru of New England, VSECU, Casella Waste Systems.

Governor Deane C. Davis in 1970, Green Up Day volunteers will help clean up about 13,100 miles of roads, collecting over 40,000 bags of trash.

For more information on how to participate in Green Up Day on Saturday, May 3, please visit

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