Green Up Ashland Committee

Welcome to the Green Up Ashland Website where we provide information on our annual town clean-up.

This year's event took place on
Saturday, May 3rd, 2014
9am - 12noon
at the Stone Park Pavilion.

Satellite check in locations were set up at
Sears Hardware parking lot (Route 126 at Eliot Street)
Downtown Ashland, Across from Sunnyside

Participate individually or with a group (family, friends, scouts, sports teams, civic groups, religious groups, etc.). 

This is a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, while contributing to your community.. 

Please bring your own work gloves and wear bright clothing for safety.

At the 2014 event, we were joined by
-Ashland Community Gardens

-Ashland Farmers Market
-Ashland Bike Club
-Ashland Open Space Committee
-Grounds Around Town

-Ashland Department of Public Works (click here for the DPW web page)

-Ashland High School Environmental Club

-Ashland Girl Scouts, Troop # 77754

-Ashland Boy Scouts, Troop # 2

NU3 Kidz, representing the Ashland Farmer's Market, was on hand at the Pavilion offering samples of healthy pancakes and had packages for sale.

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We extend a very big thank you to all participants and everyone who made this event a big success!! We hope you will join us again next year.

We are very grateful to our sponsors this year:
-Ashland Shaw's
-Ashland Honey Dew Donuts

We will be out and about looking for sponsors leading up to the event every year. If you would like to sponsor us, please let us know.

We would also like to extend a big thank you to

-Cindy Shields of Pixel Publishing

-Julie Nardone of Fearless design

for their assistance with graphics and design

Thanks also to

-Waste Management, for donating the Tee-shirts that we will be giving our to our volunteers.
-Ashland Directions, and Ashland Local Town Pages, our hometown newspapers, for the free

    advertising for the event
-Beth Rosenblum for her leadership during the planning and execution of the event, and for
    many years of effort volunteering to make Ashland a greener place.
-Mark Oram, our Health Agent Extraordinaire, for his leadership during the planning and
    execution of the event
-And everyone else who contribute to the success of the Green up Ashland event.

Green Up Clean Up Stats from 2013:

(Check back soon for this year's stats)

48 streets/locations where cleaned up

+150 participants took on the neighborhoods and community

200 33 gal bags where handed out from Stone Park

4 dozen Honey Dew donuts were consumed

And.. Drum roll…
38.016 (+/-) cubic yards of garbage was collected for pickup! To give you a visual –  a standard stove equals 1 cu yd and a couch equals to 2 cu yds!

Way to go everyone! Thank you to all who helped make last year's Green Up Clean Up a success! Can we do better this year?

Suggested areas for clean up include:

Your own street or neighborhood


Downtown areas
Frond Street, including the area around the Library
Stone Park
Ashland House Complex and Town Hall areas

Mill Pond Park

Bay Circuit Trail Area (from Concord Court to Myrtle Street)

Raymond Marchetti Street

Pleasant Street including Marathon Park

Concord Street, including the area around the Mindess School


Farther afield (vehicle required)

Wildwood Cemetery

Ponderosa Road

Eliot Street including the area around the 4-H Center

Eliot Street toward Sherborn

MBTA Access Road

Gryncel Park, High Street

Pond Street (Route 126) between Eliot Street and Framingham town line

Route 135

Cedar Street

Oak Street and Oregon Road

Fountain Street near Reservoir

Cordaville Road

Driveway from Eliot Street to Monro Muffler/Brake Service

East Union Street near the High School (perfect area for High School volunteers)

Prospect Street

Fountain Street (TONS of litter, especially on the water side)

Winter Street

Raymond Marchetti Street

Downtown, from Myrtle Street to Concord Street

Main Street, across from Kidde Fenwal, along the water and woods


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