Ashland – GreenUp Ashland will hold its annual event to celebrate Earth Day Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to noon. Residents of all ages are invited to participate. Individuals and groups will clean up parks and neighborhoods and along streets and rivers. In addition, several Ashland “green” groups will have exhibits at the Stone Park Pavilion, on the corner of Cherry and Summer streets.
The GreenUp Ashland committee is seeking help in advance, by placing signs/flyers around town and spreading the word about the event, and the day of the event, by setting up vendors and helping with registration. Volunteers who assist with vendor setup or registration will be treated to coffee, donuts, t-shirts and collapsible, BPA-free water bottles while they last.
To clean up the town, residents may register in advance on the website, www.GreenUpAshland.org, or on the day of the event at the Stone Park Pavilion or at two satellite locations: downtown, near Sunnyside Café, or outside Encompass Fitness Center (formally Gold’s Gym) on Homer Avenue.
Residents should bring a pair work gloves and water and wear sturdy shoes and bright clothing for safety. When residents fill bags with rubbish and roadside litter, they can leave them on the curbside for pickup by the Ashland Department of Public Works.
There will be the exhibits at the Stone Park Pavilion by organizations, such as the Ashland Open Space and Recreation Committee, Ashland Farmers Market, Ashland Upper Charles Trail Committee, Ashland Department of Public Works, the Ashland High School Environmental Club, Ashland Community Gardens, Transition Ashland’s Grounds Around Town compost program and SolarFlair Energy, Inc.
For more information, email [email protected], visit www.GreenUpAshland.org and www.facebook.com/GreenUpAshland, or call the Ashland Board of Health at 508-881-0100 ext. 681, or extension 7128 or 7922 for Health Agent Mark Oram.