Volunteers Needed for Spring Clean-Up Day
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.”
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.