Sunapee Green-Up Day set for May 3

Sunapee, N.H. — Sunapee Green-Up Day is coming up. Volunteers are needed for this annual road-side clean up set for Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 9 a.m. to noon. The raindate is Sunday, May 4.

Green-Up Day is a tradition in town. Family and friends turn out and pick up roadside litter town wide. The volunteers then gather at noon at Sunapee Harbor for a picnic that is sponsored by local businesses and organizations.

Volunteer forms are available at Abbott Library and the Sunapee Town Office building, Edgemont Road, and on the event website.

Participants are asked to bring their completed form to the sign-in at the Safety Services Building, 9 Sargent Road, at 9 a.m. on the morning of the event to get a clean up area assignment. The form asks where you would like to participate. For reference, see the Green-Up Day Maps link, and click here for the Volunteer Form.


To Sunapee Green-Up volunteers: Thank you!

The 2012 Sunapee Green-Up Day zone captains and registration crew: Front row from left, Judy Balyeat, Charlotte Brown, Ruanne Miller, Loretta Dewey, Barbara Chalmers. Back row from left, Rose Batts, Nancy Clark, Betty Reid, Diana Wyman, Valerie Davey, Muriel Bergeron, Meagan Reed, Rhonda Gurney and her daughter Lilianna. Green-Up Day was Saturday, May 5.

By Rose Batts

Another Sunapee Green-Up Day Success!

A special thank you goes out to the 120 volunteers who pitched in on the fourth annual community roadside clean-up on May 5th.

120 volunteers including local school students (some shown here) participated in Sunapee’s town-wide clean-up.

Participants collected 130 bags of trash, 95 bags of recyclables, a dozen tires and many miscellaneous large odds and ends.

We also want to express our appreciation to all who donated supplies and handouts for the event as well as food and beverages for the celebration picnic in the Harbor after the event.

They include: All Terrain Company, Hannaford’s Market, Lake Sunapee Bank, Pizza Chef, Pizza Market, Sanctuary Dairy Farm, Sugar River Bank, Sunapee Police Department, and Sunapee Seniors.

Thank you for the wonderful show of community spirit!

Next year, Sunapee’s Green-Up Day will be May 4, 2013. Please save the date.

Photos by Rose Batts, Sunapee

Sunapee Green-Up plans townwide clean up

Green up. Clean up.

Saturday, May 5, 2012, is the fourth annual Sunapee Green-Up Day. Volunteers will turn out across town to pick up road-side litter from 9 to noon.

Sign up now!

You’ll find registration forms, street maps and safety tips posted at Forms are also at the town office building and library.

This is how it works: You gather your friends and family, and organizers give out street assignments, bags and gloves. (Suggestion: Bring sturdy work gloves.)

You can sign up early for a specific street assignment by calling Rose Batts at 603-763-4920.

Sections of Routes 103, 103B and 11 offer a vigorous work-out! Call Rose if you can help. She can also explain how to take part if you are not available on the 5th.

  • Check-in is at 8:30 a.m. at the Safety Services building, Sargent Road.
  • An appreciation picnic for volunteers starts at noon at Ben Mere Park, Sunapee Harbor. Event sponsors provide food and beverages.
  • The rain date is May 6.

Last year, 165 volunteers gathered over 500 bags of trash, which was later sorted for recyclable materials. Organizers look forward to even more participation this year!

View/download the event poster: 2012 Green-Up Day flyer (PDF 373KB)

It’s time to sign up for Sunapee Green-Up

Here’s an opportunity to be outdoors, help the community, and get a good workout, depending on the route you choose. Sunapee’s community-wide clean up is coming. Sunapee Green-Up Day is Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The rain date is Sunday, May 8.

The clean-up brings together families, neighbors and friends, and student and community groups–all pitching in to pick up litter and trash along Sunapee roads and highways and to give organizational support.

Like last year, after the clean up volunteers will gather at Sunapee Harbor at noon for a picnic. Local restaurants–Sunapee Pizza Chef, Sunapee Pizza Market, and Wildwood Smokehouse–will provide the food and the Sunapee Seniors, the desserts.

The more volunteers, the better

Sunapee Green-Up Day attracted 200 volunteers in 2010, and organizers hope more take part this year.

Rose Batts, the coordinator of the zone captains, said the Green-Up needs more people for the more demanding routes, such as routes 11 and 103 that have inclines and banks. She is putting out a call for volunteers to sign up for these more physically challenging sections of state highway. People usually work in pairs along both sides of the road in these areas, Batts said.

You will find a safety check list, helpful tips, road maps, and sign-up information on the Green-Up website.

Click on the links below for the street maps used for volunteer sign-ups and assignments.

For more information, contact Sunapee Road Agent Tony Bergeron ( or Rhonda Gurney (