Green Up Keene - Community Comes Together

Saturday, April 8, 2017 
8:00 am to Noon

Keene is a beautiful city but to keep it beautiful, it needs a little help… That’s why each spring since 2008, we have set aside a day when we ask our community to come together with the common goal of cleaning up our City.  Volunteers from all over the City all pitch in to pick up trash from our parks, neighborhoods and roadsides.  We have been gaining momentum each year as more and more volunteers have stepped forward to help clean up the city.

2016's Green Up Keene event included nearly 600 volunteers and over 50 organizations including the City of Keene, Keene State College, Antioch University New England, local school groups, businesses, churches, scout groups, neighborhood groups and many other organizations and individuals who all pitched in to help keep Keene beautiful. 

Thank you to all of you who helped out!

Green Up Keene Day is set for Saturday, April 8.  Snow date: April 22

On event day, volunteers will be set up at Railroad Square from 8:00 a.m. to noon and on the Keene State College campus (time TBD) handing out garbage bags and light refreshments to participants.  The Mountain Corporation has once again generously offered to make Green Up Keene tee shirts which will be available while supplies last.



 2017 Map Coming Soon

You can also look at the previous maps at the links below to see which groups signed up ahead of time to adopt an area to clean up.  Generally, returning groups are given first chance to adopt the same areas.

View: 2016 Map of areas that volunteers have already “adopted”

View: 2015 Green Up Keene "Adopted Area" Map

 To see designated pickup routes along which roadside cleanup trash may be left during the Green Up Keene event click here Keene, NH Green Up Keene Pick up Routes.  Crews from the Department of Public Works and Waste Management drive these routes during the cleanup event, and again on the following Monday, to remove roadside litter that has been collected by volunteers and placed in the blue “NH Beautiful” bags.