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“Keep It Clean” Poster Contest: Exercise your creativity while helping to protect the Fells!

“Keep It Clean” Poster Contest: Exercise your creativity while helping to protect the Fells!

While on-the-ground stewardship activities are on a temporary hold due to the COVID crisis, our advocacy efforts to help protect the forest continue, and you and your kids can help!

In the past month, the Fells has experienced historically high levels of visitation as community members turn to our “people’s forest” to find peace, experience the beauty of nature, reduce stress, and get exercise. Unfortunately, this influx of new visitors has also resulted in increased trash and dog waste being left behind.

Please help us remind visitors of their role in keeping the forest a safe, attractive, and ecologically healthy place to enjoy nature by submitting original artwork to our “Keep It Clean” poster contest. We’ll use your poster in a public awareness campaign to encourage visitors to the Fells to pack out all trash and dog waste.

We can’t wait to see your poster designs!


“Keep It Clean” All Ages Poster Contest Instructions

Create a poster that encourages people to pick up after themselves and their pets in the Fells. Enter as many designs as you like through April 20. Posters must include one of the following messages (please pick one):

  • Please Don’t Litter/ Please Don’t Trash Our Forest!
  • Carry In, Carry Out
  • Don’t Leave Dog Waste In The Fells
  • Leave No Trace

*Due to COVID-19, please do not include messages to pick up other peoples’ trash.

Send horizontally oriented submissions, in .jpg or .png format, to Please include the artist’s first name, age, and city/town of residence in your emailed submission.

Posters will be shared on our Facebook page and winners will be announced on Earth Day, April 22. One winning design will be selected in three age categories (under 12 years old, 13-39 years old, and 40+ years old). Winners will receive a free one-year Friends membership (family or individual), including a free waterproof map.



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