In 2020, Clean Green Action began its 13th year of working on projects that focus on sustainability and reducing impact on the environment. This year, we're taking on these projects:
Assist Development of Mead School Outdoor Learning Center- The Outdoor Learning Center at Mead Elementary School was provided assistance by Clean Green Action through donations and volunteer labor. Learn more at their Facebookpage.
Choose to Reuse – This event, which is organized by different area townships (e.g. Rome, Grant, Grand Rapids, Seneca), allows people to drop off useful items for others to have for free. Check with your local township for dates.
Recycling Rangers– This activity will continue to provide recycling containers and volunteers at local community events.
Sustainable Wisconsin Rapids – This involves working with Wisconsin Rapids officials to move the city towards becoming a sustainable community.
Bird City – Wisconsin Rapids has been a Bird City since 2014. In 2020, Bird City is working on a project related to nesting chimney swifts at our local historical museum.
Highway Clean Up – Our next highway clean up is Saturday, October 10, 9 a.m. Meet at Nepco Lake Dam parking lot. We clean our adopted stretch of highway twice each year. It's an opportunity to build community and volunteers are always welcomed!
Prairie Chicken Festival - Clean Green Action and Bird City Wisconsin Rapids provide manpower and assistance to organize and promote this festival in Wood County. Learn more at their Facebook page.
Booth at local/area fairs – Look for us at events like the Grand Affair to learn more about our group. Grand Affair was cancelled in 2020.
Monarch Encouragement - The mission of the Monarch Encouragement project is to encourage and support the expansion of pollinator habitat in south Wood County. This collaborative effort between municipalities, the county and local organizations promotes pollinator gardens through education and action. Learn more at their Facebook page.
Environmentally Themed Little Free Library - This little free library would be located at a Monarch Waystation and be supplied with nature-themed materials to to inspire readers to embrace their outdoor surroundings.
Nonpartisan legislative committee – This committee keeps the group abreast of pending legislation and policies that impact the environment.
School Connections - Clean Green Action will review its opportunities to support environmental education.
The success of our ongoing and new projects depends upon our selfless volunteers. With more help, our chances of success will improve. If you are interested in joining our group and helping out on one or more of these projects, please attend our meetings which occur at 4 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month (except for June, July and August) at McMillan Library and via Zoom during COVID. To get the Zoom link, email firstname.lastname@example.org.