(PLATTSBURGH, NY -Monday March 27th, 2023) - Spring is here and that means it’s GreenUP time in Plattsburgh! In honor of Earth day, residents and students alike are encouraged to get outside in your neighborhood, local city or town park, the downtown district, SUNY campus or the city beach to pick up litter and organic waste, plant trees or flowers or learn more about how you can support our environment!
Participating is simple: If you are a resident, register for the clean up by visiting www.discoverplattsburgh.com/events and complete the short form. Registering for the event will enter you to win prizes and also help the city coordinate the clean up effort. SUNY students, faculty and alumni can register by visiting alumni.plattsburgh.edu/greenup.
Garbage bags, gloves and paper yard waste bags will be available to pick up at City Hall, located at 41 City Hall Place and Town Hall, located at 151 Banker Road, between 9:00AM and 10:00AM.
Earth Day in Trinity Park
The Plattsburgh Climate Task Force will be hosting an Earth Day celebration in Trinity Park from 12:00PM-3:00PM. Join us in the park for an open mic, activities for children, and to meet the many local organizations working towards a greener community, such as Lake Champlain Sea Grant, Point Au Roche State Park, Cornell Cooperative Extension and many more! The City and Town of Plattsburgh will be hosting an Ice Cream Exchange! Mr. Ding-a-ling will be handing out free ice cream to those who drop off their bagged trash from the community clean up, while supplies last!
Tours of the Wastewater Treatment Plant
The City of Plattsburgh will be hosting a one hour tour of the Wastewater Treatment Plant on Saturday April 22nd at 10AM for anyone who is interested in learning more about how the city collects and cleans its wastewater. The tour will meet onsite at 53 Green Street and will be hosted by the Director of Environmental Services, Jon Ruff. RSVP and reserve your spot by registering at www.discoverplattsburgh.com/events and click on the GreenUP event.
Courtney Meisenheimer, Community Engagement Coordinator says: “This event is truly a collaboration of our community. We are bringing together town and city residents and our SUNY student population to take care of our community and increase our awareness of how we can be more environmentally friendly in our day to day lives”.
Rachelle Armstrong, the City Climate Task Force Coordinator says: “A year ago the city committed to becoming a NYS Climate Smart and Clean Energy Community and Council appointed a task force to guide this work. On Earth Day we have lots of reasons to celebrate what we are doing to build a sustainable community. We invite the community to join in our work, work that gives us hope for a better future”.
This event is being coordinated by The City and Town of Plattsburgh, the City’s Climate Task Force, SUNY Campus Police, Plattsburgh Alumni Association, and SUNY’s Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc.
Please note that the community clean up is intended for public spaces in our community (sidewalks, parks, etc) and the Town and City of Plattsburgh will not accept refuse from resident’s personal homes. Garbage collected from public spaces can be dropped off at City or Town Hall, Melissa Penfield Park, and Peter Blumette Park. Please visit the City of Plattsburgh and Town of Plattsburgh’s respective websites for details on how to dispose of personal refuse.