Public Works

Green Up Keene

Green Up Keene, the annual event in which the community comes together to help beautify Keene, is coming soon! Green Up Keene 2023 is set for Saturday, April 22, 2023.

Typically, several hundred people turn out during Green Up Keene weekend and the days surrounding it to help clean up our streets, trails and parks. The difference it makes is very noticeable and it is a great community-building effort.

In order to make sure that we continue to coordinate an event that is both safe and comfortable for our volunteers, we will again have a drive-thru supply pickup on Saturday rather than having our usual sign-up table at Railroad Square, pre-registration is encouraged. Volunteers may arrange for a no-contact pickup of garbage bags and disposable gloves through Public Works prior to the event. 

The Public Works Department, Highway Division will place dumpsters prior to the event, and will drive specific routes the following Monday to pick up trash that has been collected by volunteers and placed in the blue “NH the Beautiful” bags.

A map of participating groups and the areas that they have adopted is available here.  If you would like to help out, take a look at the map and choose a spot that is near and dear to you and claim it - or just show up on Saturday the 22nd! Andrea Madaglia, Office Manager at Public Works, is our volunteer coordinator. For event details, contact Andrea at 603-352-6550 or amadaglia@keenenh.gov


Some volunteers from previous Green Up Keene event


Check out this video, set to the tune of "Jailhouse Rock" with vocals by Eric Swope!