Earth Day Committee
37 Main Street
Charlton, MA 01507
P: 508-248-2200 ext. 2408
Earth Day Committee Members
Linda Davis, Chair
Darlene Emco Rollins
|Earth Day Committee
The Earth Day Committee is responsible for planning Charlton's Earth Day each spring. An informal group called the Earth Day Festival Planning Group plans and assists with the Earth Day Festival. Meetings are open to anyone interested in volunteering or sharing ideas for Earth Day.
Charlton Earth Day 2017 - Saturday, April 29th!
Cleanup is 8 a.m. - noon and the Earth Fest is 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Road Clean-UP – Sign up begins April 1st! The annual town wide clean-up will run from 8 am – noon. Residents are encouraged to pick up litter along town roads. Sign-up for a road using the Road Registration Form 2017 or in person at the Charlton Public Library or Charlton Senior Center. Heavy duty trash bags will be available at the Charlton Senior Center beginning April 25th for those who would like to get a head start on litter collection, or pick them up Saturday April 29th from 8 am – noon. There are no road crews going out to collect bags left on the roadside, so please bring back litter filled bags to the Earth Day dumpster behind Town Hall. Dumpster is donated by Casella Waste systems and is for roadside trash only. This is not an electronic or hazardous waste collection event – only for roadside trash.
Caution: If anyone encounters a syringe on the roadside, do not touch. Contact the Charlton Police (508-248-2250) who will dispose of it as medical waste.
Free lunch & t-shirts for litter collectors! Volunteers who pick up trash are welcome to a light meal in the senior center from 10 – 12 pm, courtesy of Millennium Power Company. The first 100 volunteers on Saturday receive a free t-shirt commemorating this year’s Earth Day, also provided by Millennium and designed by a Charlton Middle School student.
Charlton Earth Fest on the Town Common will run from 11am – 2 pm on the 29th in conjunction with the clean-up event. Earth Fest includes educational vendors, live music by Grade “A” Fancy and The Grey Whisker Pickers, food vendors Tony Island Hot Dogs and Suzy-Q’s ice cream, and agricultural vendors. The Charlton Police will offer a car seat safety program at the event.
Educational vendors will include soil conservation demonstrations from the Shepherd Hill Environmental Club, science fair projects by C.M.S. students, solar energy for the home by Ron Wilmot, games for kids, and more.
The Annual Pet Show is open to all children of Charlton. Register by April 26 using the Pet Show Registration Form 2017 or at Town Hall or the Charlton Library. Judging begins at 12:30, entrants must sign-in at the Pet Show table by 12:20.
New this year! All are encouraged to show their love of Charlton by helping the Earth Day Committee in their quest to identify “Charlton’s Natural Treasures.” The Committee is seeking submissions of photos, poems, or short descriptions of special and beloved natural areas: landscapes, vistas, trees, waterways, stonewalls, boulders, any natural place in town that holds special meaning or beauty. Submit via email to NaturalTreasuresofCharlton@gmail.com or mail to Earth Day Committee, Town of Charlton, 37 Main St. Please include your name and the closest road location of the natural treasure. All who contribute will be entered into a raffle. The Committee will combine all submissions into a booklet which will be available on the Web. Limited print copies will be made to present to Town Hall and the Library. Download Flyer.
2017 - The following roads have volunteers signed up to clean them:
A Young Road
AF Putnam (Partridge Hill to Larned Hill)
Center Depot Road (Btw 20 / 90)
East Applewood Drive
Henry Richards Circle
New Spencer Road
Number 10 Schoolhouse Rd
Old Worcester Rd (western end)
So. Charlton Shore Rd
Skate Park area
The Pet Show:
The Pet Show is open to all children of Charlton. You should register your pet ahead of time in ONE category. Prizes are given to one winner in each category. Pets need to come on a leash or in a carrier or cage. Please check in your pet at the Town Common before 12:00. Judging will take place at 12:30.
Use the form below to register your pet and return it to: Pets - Earth Day Committee 37 Main Street, Charlton, MA 01507. Pet Show sponsored by Southbridge Savings Bank.
Deadline to enter: April 26, 2017
Rules for Pet Show
1. Participants must register at the common beginning at noon. Judging will begin at 12:30.
Download a Pet Show Registration Form or register online using the below form:
2. Participants should arrive by noon and check in at the registration booth where they will receive a registration number.
3. All pets must be restrained either by cages or leash.
4. Winners will be judged by an official judging team and all results are final.
5. Prizes will be awarded to the categories listed below.
6. Any other rule the judges deem necessary to eliminate confusion and discrepancies.
Forms and Documents
Earth Day Logo Contest Winners
Pet Show Registration Form (Mail In)
Pet Show Registration Form (Online)
Road Registration Form (Online)