Greening Up along the Mad River


The Duxbury Land Trust is once again coordinating Duxbury’s Green Up Day. There will be a kickoff event at the municipal meeting room in the town garage on May 4 at 9 a.m. Bags will be available. Treats will also be served.

Green Up Day is on Saturday, May 4. Volunteers are needed for all Duxbury town roads (not Route 100). Only roadside trash is acceptable: no household trash or furniture, hazardous materials, electronics or personal tires.

Before May 4, bags will be available at the following locations: the town clerk’s office or after hours in the black mailbox outside; North Duxbury, at the home of Jen Dean, 134 Camel’s Hump Road (after April 28). Bring filled bags to either of these two drop sites: town garage, in the dumpster used for Green Up Day; or the turnoff on River Road in front of the railroad gate (from Camel’s Hump Road, go past the road to Bolton dam; the turnoff is on the left).

People can let coordinator Audrey Quackenbush know where they’re working and how many bags they’ve taken by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 244-7512.


Bags are available at the town office from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. Batteries and tires picked up along roadsides should be left alongside the roads with the Green Up bags. The town is not hosting the event.


Rootswork at the East Warren Community Market is the event organizer. Individuals can get bags at the store and can bring them back to the store or they can take them to the transfer station, which is open until 1 p.m. Individuals can take their Green Up bags there along with metal and any tires they may find. Any bags along the roadside will be picked up by the road crew on Monday.


Fayston has already been handing out bags at the town office and have attached bags to road signs around the town. Road crews will be picking up bags on the side of the road Monday, May 6, throughout the day.


Waitsfield residents who want to join the Green Up Day festivities are encouraged to visit and fill out the forms to sign up, indicating where they would like to work. People can see where others plan to work and indicate how many bags they anticipate filling up. People can also text Green Up Day coordinator Bri Skoldberg at 802-829-0878 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..