On Thursday Afternoon, May 3, 2007 I took some photos of BFA Fairfax Students performing Green-Up Duty on Wilkins and Huntville Road. I understand that in the morning another group of students were also out. I believe that BFA Fairfax has participated every years since Green-Up Day was established.
Vermont's Green Up Day began in 1970 when 70,000 Vermonters joined forces around the state to clean up roadside litter that had accumulated during the winter months. After 37 years, the Green Up legacy continues to foster the stewardship of the Vermont landscape. It's about far more than picking up highway litter and cleaning up public parks. Green Up Day is about people of all ages from all walks of life joining together in community spirit to take care of Vermont. It teaches our children pride and respect.
This Saturday, the official Green-Up Day, we will see many Fairfax Residents again participating as they meet at the Library Parking Lot at BFA at 9 a.m.
-- Got a few photos of the adults participating in Green Up Day this Saturday morning. Four people were working on the Fletcher Road. Al Told me that the Filberti Family does the Buck Hollow Road and I might catch them, but all I found was a bunch of filled Green-Up bags along the Buck Hollow Road, so they must have been out bright and early. I did however catch Frank & Jill Wells from Village View, but Frank informed me that all the good trash had been picked up. Took the opportunity to have a good visit with them as I had never personally met them. Jill, you may remember had sent me some photos of John Simons out in the field below them this past winter creating his snow designs with snow shoes. Took a ride down river road where Al said the Boy Scouts took care of Green Up, but didn't see anyone and came back up through Shepardson Hollow, again nothing. Al tells me that Don Pigeon usually picks up about three truck loads which is a lot of stuff to pick up on our Fairfax Roads as the State does Route 104. Families have taken on the responsibility of Nichols Road, Carrol Hill Road and probably a few other Roads that Al told me about, which since I didn't write it down, have forgotten.
In regards to the $25 Green Up Certificates, an annonymous donor gives three of these certificates and they are placed along the roads and anyone who finds them can cash them in. One was found last Thursday, but there are still two out there somewhere and Al is not privy to where they are since he sets up the routes. If not found, Al said that he thinks thinks the certificates expire in a couple of weeks. Hopefully someone has or will find them.
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