DPW Day Gives Children an Inside Look at City Operations

DPW Ride

The 14th Annual DPW Day will be held on June 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Tremont Street Operations Facility, 72 Tremont St. Students in grades K-3 of the Melrose schools will attend the event as a field trip, and Melrose residents are also invited to bring their children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, ages 8 or younger, to join in the event between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

DPW Day is a lot of fun for the children, but it’s also an important educational experience. Along with the games, the snacks, and the opportunity to climb up on a big truck and get their picture taken, the children get to meet the men and women who care for our city’s infrastructure and learn about how we maintain our roads, water and sewer systems, the things that keep our city moving and healthy. DPW Day includes environmental themed presentations and games created by a select group of 4th grade students, demonstrations of tasks in DPW, exhibitors including engineering, water, trash and recycling, fun games and much more.

Because of the large number of children attending, Tremont Street will be closed and the City Yard will be closed to residents dropping off yard waste/recyclables that day.

For a listing of additional events or for more information, please visit the Melrose Recycles blog at melroserecycles.wordpress.com or call 781-665-0142.

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