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Join the GreenUP! Community-Wide Clean Up Day in Plattsburgh

In honor of Earth Day, Plattsburgh is coordinating a community-wide clean up on Saturday, April 20th.

Make a positive environmental impact and help keep the public spaces we all enjoy trash free! Whether it’s in your neighborhood, a local park, the city beach, or downtown district, we can all make a difference. Community members can participate in the Town and City of Plattsburgh. Trash bags, gloves and organic waste bags will be available at City Hall and Town Hall from 9-10 AM on April 20th.

Participants can drop off their trash at the following locations for pick up:

  • City Hall (41 City Hall Place)
  • Town Hall (151 Banker Road)
  • Melissa Penfield Park
  • City Beach
  • Peter Blumette Park

The community clean up is only intended for public, community spaces and residents’ personal home refuse will not be accepted.

The City of Plattsburgh is also offering tours of the Wastewater Treatment Plant that morning at 10 AM. Meet on-site at 53 Green Street to learn more about how the city collects and cleans its wastewater. A public Earth Day Celebration in Trinity park will follow from 12-3 PM.

This event is coordinated by The City and Town of Plattsburgh, the City’s Climate Task Force, SUNY Campus Police, SUNY Alumni Association and SUNY’s Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. For more information, visit the City of Plattsburgh’s Facebook event.

The City of Plattsburgh

Founded by Zephaniah Platt in 1785, the City of Plattsburgh is located on Lake Champlain in the northeast part of New York State about 20 miles south of the Canadian Border. The site of numerous historical events, including the Revolutionary War’s Battle of Valcour Island and the War of 1812’s Battle of Plattsburgh, it is also home to over a dozen public parks with athletic fields, playgrounds and community gardens, as well as a sprawling beach on the shore of Lake Champlain.