It’s that time of year again. The ski areas have closed (except for A-Basin), the visitors have subsided, and the snow has retreated (for the most part) leaving evidence of a town and a community well used but maybe not so ecologically well loved. In addition to all the doggie doo, there is evidence of bottles and cans, trash and all manner of oddities littering the streets and grassy areas of all our beloved towns. Which means it’s time to wield the big orange trash bags and don the gardening gloves, while socializing with long lost friends, as we pick up garbage and make our towns beautiful once again.
Mark your calendars for the annual Summit County Clean Up Day on Saturday, May 21, 2016 (yes this Saturday) hosted by the Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP). If you’ve never participated before, Saturday will be a great day to start! Each town hosts their own community sprucing up day, where we scavenge for all the refuse left behind by residents and visitors alike and make sure it finds a home at the recycling center or landfill. All events begin at 9:00am. Check out the information for your town below.
Join your neighbors as we clean up our beautiful town! Meet at the Riverwalk Center at 9am to receive trash bags, gloves & maps. BBQ lunch & music will start at Noon at the Riverwalk Center.
Dillon Town Clean-up and Arbor Day Celebration:
Join Dillon in sprucing up its town with an Arbor Day/Clean-Up Day celebration starting at 9 a.m.. Volunteers should meet at Dillon Town Hall for event details and check-in. In addition to sprucing up along the waterfront, in-town and along Hwy 6, we will be sending a crew to the Dillon Cemetery to haul slash piles. Following the clean up, a free volunteer picnic is set for noon at Dillon Town Park. Contact Dillon Town Hall at (970) 468-2403 for more information.
Volunteer to help clean up Town neighborhoods, parks, trails, and business areas. Meet at Rainbow Park at 9:00am for area assignments. After your morning of sprucing up, please join us for a volunteer appreciation picnic back at the Park at noon. Bags are provided, gloves are encouraged!
Meet on Main Street between 1st Avenue & 2nd Avenue outside of the Frisco Historic Park & Museum. Street address is: 120 Main Street Frisco, CO 80443. Clean up check-in begins at 9:00am and that is where participants can pick up canvas gloves, orange bags and receive area assignments (or just go to their favorite clean up spot). Participants will also receive a lunch ticket, 2 beverage tickets (beer for those 21 and over only) and a door prize ticket.
Now, Frisco offers something I have yet to see at other events, so you may want to come clean up with us instead. We have DOOR PRIZES! Yes, prizes in addition to food and beverage – what more could a person want after scavenging for garbage? “Starting at 12:30pm, several local businesses have been kind enough to donate some amazing gift certificates and prizes to be given away at the event as a “thank you” to lucky volunteers! Think you picked up the “Grossest”, “Most Unique” or “Most Valuable” item in Frisco on Clean-Up Day in 2016? Hang on to it (if you can stand it) and submit it to see if you win a special prize!“
One last thing to note, the Summit County Government will be hosting a recycling event at the Summit Stage Bus Barn at the County Commons in Frisco from 8:00am to 2:00pm. Items accepted will include electronics, paint, household hazardous waste (no oil or antifreeze), pharmaceuticals and worn-out clothing (for textile recycling) and shoes. Recycling is free for Summit County residents with proof of residency. Gather up all that stuff you’ve been meaning to get rid of and recycle it!
Hopefully we will see you out and about and remember Woodsy the Owl, “Give a Hoot and Don’t Pollute!”