For Immediate Release

Contact: Elizabeth Littlefield, Assistant City Planner


Annual Spring Clean-Up Events

Card Brook Clean-up and Roadside Clean-up

Press Release

Ellsworth, ME, April 5, 2023—In honor of the 53rd celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd the Ellsworth community will undertake volunteer clean-ups of roadsides and Card Brook, the City’s urban stream. On Saturday April 22, 2023 from 9:30 a.m. to Noon the City of Ellsworth in collaboration with Frenchman Bay Conservancy and the Ellsworth Moose Lodge will be hosting the annual Card Brook Clean-up. The event will begin in the parking lot on the right hand side of the Hannaford Supermarket in Ellsworth. Participants will meet at 9:30 a.m. in order to register, enter the raffle drawing, and receive further instruction. The clean-up will take place until Noon, followed by a cook-out at the Ellsworth Moose Lodge (47 Foster Street). Volunteers should come prepared by wearing sturdy footwear that can get wet and muddy. Trash bags, work gloves, hand sanitizer, snacks, and bottled water will be provided. A raffle will be held at the cook-out for a chance for volunteers to win gift cards to local businesses. In the event of inclement weather the clean-up will be held on the following Saturday, April 29, 2023. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. For more information or to pre-register contact Elizabeth Littlefield at or 207-669-6608.

Beginning on Saturday April 22, 2023 the Ellsworth Green Action Team, an active part of Green Ellsworth, will be hosting the sixth annual citywide Roadside Clean-up. The week long event will run from Saturday, April 22nd through Saturday, April 29. A kick off event is scheduled for Saturday, April 22nd from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at City Hall. Interested participants can pick up free yellow trash bags and sign-up for road segments in advance at City Hall during regular business hours, beginning Monday April 17th. All participants should wear boots, work gloves, and bright clothing. Trash bags can be left on the road shoulder in safe, but visible locations. Please report the location and number of trash bags to Marcia Monk at 207-669-6619 for disposal by Ellsworth Public Works. If you choose to pick up yellow trash bags and sign-up for road segments in advance, please do not leave trash bags on the side of the road until the beginning of the event on Saturday, April 22nd. Participants are encouraged to separate trash and redeemable bottles and cans into separate bags. Redeemable bottles and cans may be donated to the SPCA of Hancock County located at 141 Bar Harbor Road in Trenton.

It is recommended that participants do not fill the trash bags to their maximum capacity out of consideration for Ellsworth Public Works employees who need to handle them. Please remember to not pick up broken glass or other dangerous items. For more information about this event, check the Ellsworth Green Plan Facebook page or contact Mark Whiting at