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Celebrate the Earth While Discovering Downtown Gloversville on April 20

Spring has arrived with the grass getting greener, buds appearing on trees and birds migrating back to the north. In celebration of spring and preparing for summer fun, Downtown Gloversville is partaking in Earth Day and clean up events. Spend the day helping with the clean-ups, grabbing a bite to eat and exploring the walkable city.


Earth Day this year is April 22 and leading up to the annual national celebration of the environment, and according to, “The first Earth Day in 1970 mobilized millions of Americans from all walks of life to birth the modern environmental movement. Since then, Earth Day has evolved into the largest civic event on Earth, activating billions across 192 countries to safeguard our planet and fight for a brighter future.” Established in 1953, the Keep America Beautiful movement “provides the expertise, programs and resources to help people End Littering, Improve Recycling, Beautify America’s public spaces, and Restore & Support resilient communities” according to Locally, the Keep Mohawk Valley Beautiful (KMVB) is a six-county affiliate (that includes Fulton County) of Keep America Beautiful and it hosts annual clean up events and encourages community beautification projects to preserve and protect the natural beauty and health of the Mohawk Valley region. 

On Saturday, April 20, the City of Gloversville through its Project Clean Streets, the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth (CRG) and the Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce are organizing teams to go out into Downtown Gloversville and beyond. The Chamber, partnering with Joyce Royal Real Estate, will be hosting its Annual Clean Up Day from 9 a.m. to noon. Garbage bags and gloves will be available to groups starting on April 15 and teams are asked to register at For the City’s team, volunteers can meet at Gloversville City Hall at 10 a.m. for garbage bags, gloves and to take a group picture. They will then work in groups around the downtown/Rail Trail area to clean up the city. CRG’s team will meet at the offices at 34 W. Fulton St. At 10 a.m. and pick up trash along the streets heading toward the Rail Trail. After the clean-up, the team will celebrate its success with treats at Cravings Bakery & Cafe, 47 Cayadutta Street. 


The clean ups continue after Earth Day with Downtown Gloversville honoring National Historic Marker Day at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 26, at Trail Station Park to "brush up on history" by using expendable toothbrushes to help clean historic signs. A list of historical markers in the area can be found at I Love My NYS Park Day, a time dedicated to cleanup and improvement events at New York State parks, historic sites, and public lands, is on May 4 this year. Jumping on that movement, Gloversville will host the second annual I Love My Gloversville Park Day with a cleanup of Castiglione Memorial Park, North Main Street, starting at 10 a.m.  

Beautification and clean-up efforts events bring people together for fun activities and help Downtown Gloversville be a wonderful place to visit and live. 


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