A job well done

Last week, dozens of volunteers descended on the city’s many parks and green spaces to do their part in helping Nashua shine.

On Saturday, Great American Downtown coordinated an Earth Day eve event that saw residents scour downtown parks, sprucing them up by gathering litter, raking debris and readying the grounds for spring.

On Sunday, Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess and other city officials hosted a gathering at Greeley Park, complete with craft activities for children and a presentation on the Nashua Solarize


In addition to a stretch of the Northwest Riverwalk, groups of volunteers were dispatched to a stretch of the Northeast Rail Trail from Main Street east to Margarita’s restaurant; the Nashua Heritage Rail Trail, beginning at City Hall; two courtyards on Court Street between the Nashua Public Library and the Jan Streeter Theatre; June Caron Park on Cottage Avenue; the Belvedere Tot Lot on Bridge Street; and the tot lots on Shattuck and Salem streets in the city’s French Hill neighborhood.

In all, an estimated 140 volunteers took part in Saturday’s efforts.

This work was in addition to earlier efforts at Mine Falls Park.

Add all that to clean-up efforts already complete by city workers on the downtown planter boxes, and the city is ready for spring and all the upcoming events set on Main Street.

It’s nice to see so many volunteers pitch in to make our city sparkle, putting its best foot forward so that everyone – visitors included – can enjoy what Nashua has to offer.