Green Up Day projects planned


MANCHESTER >> Help celebrate the 46th Annual Vermont Green Up Day on Saturday, May 7, by joining friends and neighbors at the Manchester Riverwalk.

Those interested should meet at the Friends of the Sun parking lot at 159 Depot Street from 10 a.m. to noon to help clean up along the banks of the Battenkill and the surrounding area. Bring a set of work gloves, sun screen and bug repellent. Drinks, snacks and trash bags will be provided.

This is a way to participate locally in a unique Vermont tradition while getting out to enjoy the beauty of the river. The Manchester Riverwalk is a non-profit organization which grew out of the Manchester 2020 visioning exercises held two years ago. The mission is to build, beautify and maintain public pathways along the river and enhance public access to this remarkable resource.

Orvis employees to 'get green'

SUNDERLAND >> The Orvis Company annual Green Up Vermont days are Thursday, May 5 for Sunderland and Friday, May 6 for the Manchester Rod Shop and Flagship Store when Orvis employees will take to the local roads to green up the highways.

The Sunderland event on Thursday begins around 2:45 p.m. and encompasses nearly all of Sunderland roads. The volunteers expect to be collecting for approximately TWO hours along the roadways before returning to the corporate offices at for a cookout.

The Manchester volunteers leave at noon from the Rod Shop.


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