Clean Across Nova Scotia is going to take place on the weekend of April 19–21, and at least seven teams are organized locally to help out.
Many of those picking up litter will be out in celebration of Earth Day and an international clean-up effort. Leann Grosvold, communications co-ordinator for Clean Nova Scotia, says towns like Wolfville and Berwick and villages like Kingston and Greenwood are involved already.
Grosvold, who is a Valley native, says all Nova Scotians are encouraged to take part. Registration for new clean-ups will be open until April 12.
“We won't actually be closing the registration for new clean-ups, but after this time, we will be unable to provide supplies and logistical support to new teams,” said Grosvold. “Between April 12-20, we are encouraging people to join a clean-up near them rather than create a new one.”
Last year, over 8,000 people participated in the inaugural Clean Across Nova Scotia. As one of the biggest volunteer actions in the province, she said, it highlights the importance of taking care of the places we live, work and play.
Current clean up teams:
• Landmark East School in Wolfville, April 19 at
• Kingston Lions Club, 1482 Veterans Lane,
Kingston, April 20 at 1 p.m.
• Highway 358 up to the Look Off near Canning.
Bob Gansel is looking for interested people to join in. Rally at junction of Hwy 358 and Gospel Woods Road, April 19 at 10 a.m.
• The Kingston/Greenwood community cleanup is a collaborative effort between Valley Waste, CFB Greenwood and the villages of Kingston and Greenwood. It will be held April 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Bags, gloves and dumpster at the two rallying points. G.W. Sampson's, Park St., Kingston and Greenwood Auto Sales, Greenwood. Document shredding, household battery drop-off, and sorting information are also on-site for the event.
• Windermere cleanup day April 20 at 10 a.m. Meet at the hall at 10 a.m. for bags. A lunch will be served at the hall, at noon, as a way to say thanks. Primary contact is Pamela Beattie.