Waterford Beautification Celebrates 5 Years!
Waterford Beautification was started 5 years ago by local resident Angionette Hansen. Angionette loves the outdoors and hiking on all the great trails we have here in our community- but she started to notice that these beautiful areas were becoming less attractive due to litter. Instead of ignoring the problem and figuring it was someone else’s “problem”, Angionette got to work organizing and instituting Waterford Beautification Day. On a Saturday in April, as close to Earth Day as she can get, A day is set aside for all residents to gather in the morning at 9 am and work together with the focus being on cleaning up the environment in our community. It has been wildly popular and residents of all ages gather together, grab their trash bags and gloves and set out to clean up throughout the area. Waterford has benefitted greatly through this initiative- but we can do more….
This year, Waterford Beautification will be expanding the clean up day to a clean up MONTH! For the whole month of April individuals, families, groups, organizations, schools and churches can pick an area that needs some tending to. Make sure to take pictures of the area before and after, then submit your photo on the Waterford Wi Beautification FB Page to be entered into a weekly drawing with all who entered. Each week starts a new opportunity to be entered to win! Trash bags and gloves can be picked up at Explore Waterford office located inside Village hall @ 123 N River Street.
The Annual Waterford Beautification Day will be on Saturday April 23rd starting from 9am-12pm. Then join us for a Trash Bash at Village Hall Park from 12-2pm for a complimentary bagged lunch ( please register with Angionette on Waterford Wi Beautification FB page) , demonstrations and prizes! Demonstrations include Waterford Bee Company : Why Pollinaters Matter and What you Can Do to Help; Composting Basics; Dangers of Doggie Doodoo; and How to Plant a Garden Planter. We will end the afternoon with drawings for great prizes donated by local businesses!
We will continue on with our Waterford Beautification Initiative with a new contest called “Home Beautiful” that will go from May- September. Stay tuned and watch for details !