Bennington roadside cleanup is April 20

Published: 04-18-2024 7:30 AM

On Saturday, April 20, the Bennington Conservation Commission is sponsoring its 10th annual Earth Day roadside cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon. This event is held rain or shine each spring to commemorate Earth Day and foster pride in the town.

The Conservation Commission will kick off the day with a free waffle breakfast at 9 a.m. at the Old Bennington Depot. The waffles will be served with fruit, coffee, milk, juice and real maple syrup. Breakfast is underwritten by The Monadnock Paper Mill. The Common Place Eatery in downtown Bennington is providing an egg, meat and vegetable casserole. After breakfast, volunteers will sign up for a road or route, pick up some blue bags and help with the spring clean up of Bennington’s roadsides. Volunteers are encouraged to bring work gloves. Reflective vests will be provided for all volunteers.

At the breakfast, the Conservation Commission will announce the student winner of the 2024 annual Earth Day Sign Competition.

The GEP Dodge Library will also sponsor a self-guided, environmentally themed, story walk through the Bruce Edes Forest for families. The story walk will be based on the book “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog!” by Lucille Colandro, illustrated by Jared Lee.

For information, call Bennington Town Hall at 603-588-2189.

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