Green Up Keene – Saturday, April 12th

central-square-300x207Springtime in New Hampshire! As it starts to warm up, buds on the trees start to swell, flowers begin to poke out of the ground, and small furry creatures emerge blinking into the light. And as the piles of snow melt away, trash that has accumulated over the winter starts to come out of hiding from under the snowbanks.

Keene is a beautiful city but to keep it beautiful, it needs a little help. That’s why on Saturday, April 12th, Keene is having their annual Green Up Keene Day. Since 2008, every spring Keene has set aside a day where they ask the community to come together with the common goal of cleaning up our City. Employees from the City of Keene, local businesses, churches, students and staff from local schools, and many other interested residents from Keene all pitch in to pick up trash from our parks and neighborhoods.

On Saturday, April 12, volunteers will be set up at Railroad Square from 8:00 a.m. until noon. Please stop by and they will supply you with garbage bags and light refreshments. If the 12th doesn’t work or you, feel free to pick a day during the week of April 7-11 or go out on the 13th. We’ll still provide you with bags and a thank you.

If you or your organization would like to adopt an area, or if you would like more details about the event, check out the Green Up Keene page on the City’s website at http://www.ci.keene.nh.us/sustainability/green-keene. You can look at the 2014 map to see which groups have already signed up and what areas have been “adopted”. If you still have questions, contact Eric Swope (357-9836, ext. 6504, eswope@ci.keene.nh.us) , or Mike August (352-4879, ext. 6315 maugust@ci.keene.nh.us) of Keene Public Works Department.

Come join your neighbors and friends and “Green Up Keene”!

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