Duxbury is Greener thanks to Green Up Day Volunteers

Thanks to all who went out equipped with bright green bags to “green up” Duxbury on May 1, 2021! 

As many as 60 volunteers covered all main town roads this year, working on their own roads and spreading out to take on others that needed more attention. They picked up all sorts of trash; wrestling old, soggy mattresses from the roadsides and even tackling an ancient legacy dump on River Road. In all, Duxbury volunteers collected 2.64 tons of tires and 1.65 tons of trash in one event!

This was Duxbury Land Trust’s 24th year organizing Duxbury’s Green Up Day. We couldn’t have done this without our town officials: Select Board members, Town Clerk and Treasurer Maureen Harvey, and Highway Foreman Brian Gibbs

Thank you to all for making Green Up Day a success!

Tossing Tires on Green Up Day 2021 (photo credit: Shawnee Perry)

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Help Green Up Duxbury on May 1

Green Up Day is Saturday, May 1 and is being organized by the Duxbury Land Trust. We need your help to beautify our special town. Please help by collecting trash on your own road or helping out with more highly traveled or roads needing additional help.

Contact Audrey Quackenbush with questions and to report on your plans. Telephone (802) 244-7512.

Official Green Up bags are available in the black mailbox outside the Duxbury Town Clerk’s office. Please bring filled bags and tires found along the roadsides only to the town highway department, Route 100. North Duxbury volunteers can leave their bags at the pull-off in front of the railroad gate on the River Road. Please no personal trash, or tires.

Use common sense in venturing out, dress appropriately, and due to COVID concerns, wear a facial covering and stay at a distance when working with those not in your own household.

Get involved with Green Up this year and help make it a success!

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Duxbury Land Trust welcomes Honeywilya Fish

In April, Honeywilya Fish became DLT’s first business sponsor. Honeywilya Fish is a unique Duxbury business that has a strong environmental stewardship ethic that complements DLT’s own mission. They are a husband-and-wife team: Lynn and Maria Steyaart. Lynn fishes for … Continue reading

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Volunteers Needed to Escort Salamanders and Frogs to Safety!

It’s that time of year! The Duxbury Land Trust, in partnership with the North Branch Nature Center, will be rescuing amphibians on a popular (with salamanders and frogs) stretch of River Road in North Duxbury. Salamanders and frogs migrate by … Continue reading

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Service Day


Duxbury Land Trust members removing a delapidated bridge in the Town Forest on October 26, 2019.

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Discover the Natural Beauty of the Duxbury Town Forest

On Saturday, July 20 from 10 to 11:00 a.m., join Sherry Winnie of the Duxbury Land Trust (DLT) and Rebecca Roy, Forests, Parks, and Recreation Conservation Education Coordinator to discover the natural beauty of the Duxbury Town Forest. Meet at Crossett Brook Middle School, Route 100, at 10:00 a.m.

The event is free and the whole family is invited as well as non-Duxbury residents and visitors.

Dress appropriately and take precautions for walking in wooded and brushy areas. Bring water and a snack, if desired.

The 169-acre Duxbury Town Forest was created in 2017 to provide forestry, natural resource conservation, and non-commercial recreation.  The Duxbury Land Trust holds a conservation easement on the property.

For more information: Audrey Quackenbush, audreyq@myfairpoint.net or 244-7512.

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