Spring cleaning is a common activity in households this time of year; the warmer weather begs us to want to spruce up both the inside and outside of our homes. The same is true for our community – our public parks, streets and trails – that we love to enjoy here in Ward 10. There’s a lot of wind-blown litter that is lying around after our long, cold winter.
I know the residents of Ward 10 care about how these public spaces look and so do I. Together, we can make a difference! I would like to encourage all Ward 10 residents to take the initiative to tidy up our community by organizing and participating in your own “No Litter in My ‘Hood” clean-up event.
Here’s how to get started:
- Pick a Public Space to clean up. It could be a few streets, your nearby park, a woodlot, or trail.
- Find a date and time in April or May that works for you.
- Register your event with me by e-mail: email@example.com and include the information in 1 and 2 above. Also be sure to provide me with your name and address and an estimate of how many people you expect will participate with you.
- Advertise your event with your neighbours, family, friends – whomever you can get to help you. The more hands, the more you can tackle! Let them know there’ll be something in it for them. (See #6)
- A few days before your event, I will supply you with garbage and recycling bags and some information about where to leave the full bags for the city to collect.
- I will also provide a complimentary pass for a drop-in activity at a community centre or arena for every person that helps out!
This is a great way for high school students to earn community volunteer hours toward graduation. I’ll be happy to sign their form.
I will try to attend your clean up event, if my schedule allows. Thank you for helping to make our public spaces beautiful this spring!