Clean Parks Initiative

Clean Parks Initiative

We are looking for park stewards willing to help with the doing routine trash pick up in park areas.  

Join the Burlington Clean Parks Initiative!

Getting Started

  • Create a group
  • Pick a park location
  • Pick a date and time
  • Contact our Grounds Manager Paul Morris  with above information to get your event going


We provide the following supplies:

  • Sign-in sheet
  • Trash bags
  • Gloves
  • A map of the park with suggested routes
  • Flags (to mark the location of any needles)
  • Trash pickers available on request
  • (A Lock box can be dropped with supplies ahead of events on request for weekends)

When you’re done…

  • Leave the filled trash bags at designated dump areas or by any trash receptacle noted on the provided park map
  • Help us keep track of the work being done in the parks by recording the number of volunteers, the amount of time spent, and the number of bags collected on the spreadsheet provided
  • Don’t forget to send pictures to us using #BurlingtonCleanParksInitiative on social media or reach out to us via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram

Stay Connected

  • Interested in continuing to help keep our parks clean? Check the box on the sign-in sheet to hear about future opportunities
  • Interested in taking a leadership role in a dedicated park area? Contact Paul Morris

Other Ways to Help

Our friends at Waste Free Earth and Planet people are organizing community clean up events. They are available for a pick-up most any weekday upon request.  Check the calendar for times and locations and drop by lend a hand. They might also be organizing a larger event near you!

Thanks to our Partners:

Green Up Vermont

Green Up Vermont’s mission is to promote the stewardship of our state’s natural landscape and waterways and the livability of our communities by involving people in Green Up Day and raising public awareness about the health, economic, and visual benefits of a litter-free environment year-round.

Waste Free Earth

Waste Free Earth creates award-winning systems that empower others to incorporate zero waste behaviors. They help companies achieve their sustainability goals with an emphasis on zero waste initiatives.

Planet Pack

Planet Pack is designed to create a new outdoor activity; to improve health, clean up neighborhoods, build community through civic engagement, foster youth agency and activism, and harness senior power. Our mission is to encourage people lean in to the simple work of picking up litter. We believe this could change culture around littering and earth-unfriendly consumer packaging. Planet Pack will make cleaning up communities safe, simple, and fun for everyone. The pack makes it easy to become a neighborhood hero at any age.