BENNINGTON -- United Counseling Service participated in Green Up Day on Thursday, May 1, helping to beautify Bennington by cleaning up trash and debris along roadways throughout town and on UCS properties. Vermont’s Green Up Day began in 1970, when Vermonters came together in their communities to clean up the litter that had accumulated along the roadways throughout the year.

More than 138 people from UCS participated in this year’s Green Up Day, including 62 staff and 76 people who receive services from the organization. This is the 6th year that UCS has had an organized effort for Green Up Day.