Spring Clean Up Numbers Released
Prince George, B.C. – Last weekend’s annual Spring Clean Up has been deemed a success.
Despite fewer volunteers than last year, just over 14,000 kilograms of waste was collected – up from the 11,000 kilograms collected in 2016.
Terri McClymont, executive director of REAPS, helped organize the event and is thrilled with the total.
“I’m very pleased with it and it’s great to hear there were more volunteers out there than I was aware of. We’re already looking forward to next year.”
Earlier this week McClymont told 250News around 1,500 volunteers took part – a big drop from the 4,500 who participated last year.
She figures volunteers collected more garbage this year because they focused their efforts on a larger area and because people may have been collecting more from illegal dump sites.
Moving forward, McClymont is asking those with pets to properly dispose of their pets’ waste – something she says is an issue at Moore’s Meadow.
“It’s great that dog walkers pick up the poop, but don’t toss it under the vegetation because it doesn’t break down. Throw it in the garbage instead.”