Fewer Volunteers Turn Out for Spring Clean Up
Prince George, B.C. – The final number hasn’t been released yet, but one of the organizers of this year’s Spring Clean Up in Prince George figures less garbage was collected this year than last.
Terri McClymont, executive director of REAPS, says that’s likely due to the big drop in volunteers which fell from around 4,600 people last year to around 1,500 yesterday.
Regardless, she isn’t disappointed.
“Everybody always has lots to do and the weather really wasn’t conducive,” says McClymont. “But I know there’s lots of individuals that are always out there picking up litter and that’s one of the things I heard from many people for the Spring Clean Up.
McClymont says 11,000 kilograms of garbage was collected last year and expects to release this year’s numbers in a couple of days.