Residents of Pelham are being challenged to keep their community green, and if last year is any indication, the town is more than up to the challenge.
From April 19 to 21, the Town of Pelham is inviting residents to join together as a community to keep their spaces clean and free of garbage, as part of their “Community Clean-up Days.”
During last year’s event, 420 people participated, filling more than 66 garbage bags, amounting in 880 lbs of trash being removed. The Town of Pelham hopes to exceed those numbers during this year’s event.
For those up to the challenge, the Town will assist by providing them with garbage bags, gloves and safety vests for the duration of the clean-up.
Following the completion of the event on April 21, participants are invited to attend a complimentary BBQ at Centennial Park, hosted by the Fabulous Fenwick Lions.
Keeping with the event’s Green theme, on April 27 the Town of Pelham welcomes residents and Forests Ontario back to Centennial Park to for a community tree planting event.
From 1pm to 3pm, residents and students are invited to pick up a shovel and help to plant trees in the public space, where Forest Ontario will also be holding an educational session. The event will be held rain or shine, and high school students are eligible to receive volunteer hours for participation.
“Last year was a great year for both events, and we hope to see more people out this year,” said Jodi Hendriks, culture and community enhancement programmer. “Pelham is a beautiful town and through initiatives such as these, we hope to keep it that way for today and tomorrow’s generation.”
For more information on both events and how to register, please visit: www.pelham.ca/cleanup