Alice Lissarrague

With Green Up Day on the horizon Alice Lissarrague seemed like the perfect person to learn more about this week as she has agreed to serve as Shelburne’s very own Green Up Day coordinator. Alice grew up in Shelburne and Green Up Day has been a tradition in her family as long as she can remember. She has always been amazed at how much trash is collected along the roadsides around the state each year. Over 15,000 volunteers collect 40,000 bags of trash.
Alice grew up with Pat Morrow who was the previous Green Up Day coordinator. They were neighbors and participated in the Charlotte Pony Club. When Pat passed on Alice agreed to continue her good work and coordinate the community wide effort. Alice is a French teacher and a Guidance counselor at the Lake Champlain Waldorf high school in Charlotte.
Residents who would like to clean up a stretch of roadside, should stop by the Shelburne Town Clerk’s office and sign up for a particular area. Special Green up Bags are available at the office, and can be picked up before 5pm on Friday. They are also available at Shelburne Supermarket and on Saturday there will be some located at the drop off site on Turtle Lane. Alice encourages people to get their bags this week!
Between 8am and 2pm on Saturday, May 5th all garbage collected, except scrap metal and rubber tires should be dumped in the town’s garbage truck located at the highway department on Turtle Lane (across from Shelburne Community School and adjacent to the baseball field). Next to the truck there will be a designated area for scrap metal and tires. Please DO NOT leave green up bags along roadsides.
Any resident eager to work in teams with other volunteers should contact Alice at: alice.lissarrague6@gmail.com
We are fortunate to have Alice at the helm of this important effort to keep our areas trash free and thank Alice for her orchestration of this state-wide event for our town! She needs as many volunteers possible to make it a success. This year we celebrate 42 years of Green Up Day- a statewide effort coordinated by Green Up Vermont. We can thank Governor Deanne Davis who in April, 1970 closed the interstate to allow thousands of Vermonters to pick up trash. The first Saturday in May marks our annual Green Up Day and offers an excellent opportunity to come together with our fellow community citizens to help keep our beloved state beautiful and clean.

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