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 2019 - Saturday, April 27th!
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 – 2 pm on Saturday April 27th. Residents are encouraged to sign up for a section of road and pick up litter. All participants are welcome to a light lunch in the Senior Center from 11 – 1. All participants will receive a small packet of sunflower seeds and are urged to plant them in the ground to beautify the town and to provide an important source of pollen for pollinators and seeds for birds and small animals. The first 100 people to pick up bags will also receive this year’s Charlton Earth Day t-shirt, winning design by CMS student Julia Osche. Lunch and T-shirt made possible by a generous donation from Millennium Power Company, Dumpster for trash donated by Casella Waste Systems. 

Road Sign Ups: Residents may sign up for a road to clean online below or sign up the day of the event in the Senior Center. 

New this year: For those who want to get a head start on litter pick-up, sign-up sheet and trash bags will be available on these dates and locations: 

April 20th, Saturday 11 am – 1 pm at Charlton Public Library lobby

April 22nd, Monday, 11:45- 1:00pm at Charlton Senior Center

April 25th, Thursday 5 – 7 pm at Charlton Library lobby

Safety first! Please take care when picking up the roads. Use gloves to protect yourself from sharp objects. Wear bright clothing or a safety vests so drivers can see you easily. You may want to set up cones to caution drivers in higher speed areas. Never open containers of unknown substances. Contact the Police to dispose of any needles or syringes – do not touch or place in bags with other refuse. 

Charlton Earth Fest on the Common 11 – 2!! Stop by the Town Common for Earth Fest! Free event featuring live music by the Grey Whisker Pickers. Visit the educational vendors including Shepherd Hill Envirothon, Second Chance Animal Shelter, Blessings Farm, Fay Mountain Farm, Charlton Garden Club, AnnieMike’s Honey, and more. Suzy Q’s Ice Cream truck will be selling treats. Free giveaways, games and activities for children, and live animals are all a part of the family friendly event. 

2019 - The following roads have volunteers signed up to clean them:

AF Putnam (Larned Hill to Partridge Hill)
Ash Rd
Ayers Rd
Baker Pond Rd
Blood Rd
Bond Rd
Carroll Hill (88 to ADT)
Carpenter Hill (btw Snake Hill and Storz)
Carpenter Hill Rd (Snake Hill Rd to Southbridge Rd)
Carpenter Hill Rd (Storz to RT 20)
Cemetery Rd
Center Depot Rd (Pike-G French Road)
Center Depot Rd (Rte 20-Pike overpass)
City Depot Rd
Colburn Rd (near S Charlton Res)
Colicum Dr
Cranberry Meadow Rd
Danforth Ln
Freeman/Ramshorn/Colburn triangle
G French Rd
Gale Rd
Guelphwood Rd
H Foote Rd
Haggerty Rd
HK Davis Rd
J Davis Rd
J Hammond Rd
Jones Rd
Lelandville Rd
Little Mugget
McKinstry Dr
Number 10 Schoolhouse Rd
Number 10 Schoolhouse Rd/Hill Rd
Old Mugget
Oxford Rd (#60-44)
Oxford Rd to Wamsutta Ridge Rd
Park Rd
Partridge Hill Rd
Pumpkin Ln
Ramshorn Rd (Lincoln Pt - Dudley line)
Ramshorn Rd to Lincoln Pt
Snake Hill Rd
South Sturbridge Rd
Stafford Street (btw Millward & Hammond Hill Rds)
Stephens Dr
Turner Rd
T Hall Rd
Vine Rd
Wamsutta Ridge Rd