Hudson marks Earth Day with Clean Up event

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Photo by/Jesse Kucewicz
Cheryl Davenport and her grandson Elan Davenport pick up trash in Hudson.

By Dakota Antelman, Managing Editor

HUDSON – Yellow trash bags and extended “trash grabber” tools were common sights in Hudson throughout the weekend of April 24 and 25. 

That’s the result of work by Green Hudson, the environmental group behind this year’s annual Hudson Clean-Up Weekend. 

Volunteers set up camp outside Hudson High School on both days of their event, staffing a tent where they distributed trash bags and other supplies. Pouring over maps of Hudson, those volunteers also helped marshall clean-up efforts throughout the community, directing participants to particular areas that needed attention. 

“We got a lot of support collecting trash,” Green Hudson member Tom Green wrote in a Facebook post following the event. 

“Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Hudson Spring Clean-up day!” fellow member Brian White said in separate comments. 

The event was promoted ahead of time. It also simultaneously coincided with a food drive to benefit the Hudson Food Pantry. 

Donations piled up under the tents at the High School before volunteers brought food over to the Food Pantry itself on Houghton St.

This clean-up followed another event last October. In the wake of success this spring, Green Hudson organizers now say they’re hoping to run up to three similar events per year in the future. 

Learn more about Green Hudson…https://sites.google.com/greenhudson.org/home