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Volunteers Needed for Spring Clean-Up Day

Friday, April 7, 2017 @ 5:45 AM

Prince George, B.C. – The more the merrier.

The words of Terri McClymont, executive director of REAPS, when asked for the turnout she’s hoping for on the annual City Clean up Day scheduled for April 30.

“I hope to surpass 5,000 volunteers this year. Last year we had just about 4,500 volunteers and we collected over 11,000 kilograms of garbage.”

For those that are interested, she’s looking for a six-hour commitment, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (people can start earlier if they like).

“And to pick out a neighbourhood or street or a park that they’re really attached to or just pitch in somewhere else where we have some litter.”

You can register for the event by clicking here or by contacting REAPS at 250-561-7327. You can also send an email to events@reaps.org or register in person at REAPS (1950 Gorse St.) or at City Hall.

To celebrate Earth Day on April 22, you can also register from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the downtown Farmers Market.

Nine Bins will be set up around the city though no large household items or hazardous materials are accepted.

Why get involved?

“Because all the garbage litters our environment and inhibits the natural beauty of our city. So, let’s celebrate the day by getting out there and making Prince George beautiful,” says McClymont.

REAPS is facilitating City Clean up Day in partnership with the City of Prince George and local sponsors.


Funny thing, I picked up garbage all the time while walking my dog down Domano by CHSS. I won’t do it any more and refuse to pick it up. When the school shows some responsible attempts at picking it up I will resume what I used to do. I just got tired of enabling some irresponsible kids who don’t care. My hats off to the volunteers of this never ending endeavour!

It was so kind of you to pick litter as you walked your dog. I have seen others devoted to keeping their walking routes free of litter as well. I’m sure the residents of college heights will miss your devotion to keeping the area clean.
I notice the litter as I drive into town as well. I have no idea how someone can carelessly throw garbage out their windows or drive with an unsecured load as garbage flies out the truck boxes. We are not the only ones however with this problem. It is clear across the province. Communities band together each spring to clean the mess that others leave behind.
My hat is off to the volunteers as well. My children and I have volunteered whenever possible in the past.

    Great to hear, I actually phoned CHSS one time and asked them about the litter. Talk about falling on deaf ears, that was a lost caus! Guess the ‘professionals’ spent too much time in theory and not enough in reality to actually
    notice the mess! They should take a walk up the hill and take a gander. Probably write a thesis on it! LOL!, appreciate the comment though, and may the volunteers be proud of themselves.

Why not get all those buttheads up the hill, to do some cleanup? Probabaly enjoy the time out from behind bars.

    They were out on Foothills the other day.

    Might interfere with the city union if the hilltop hotel nimrods so too much litter pick up. God forbid if the inmates cross union lines. I have no doubt this could happen as it has happened before with the highways union at the time, bcgeu, years ago.

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