I’m inviting everyone to join me for a two-hour effort Saturday, May 11 to pick up trash in Williams Lake from 10 a.m. to noon.
The clean-up will originate from the City’s Public Works Yard on Second Avenue North at 9:45 a.m. where volunteers can receive gloves and garbage bags provided by the City.
I will have maps and suggestions of places to find garbage, and am open to suggestions others might have.
If people prefer to clean up their own neighbourhoods, that is perfectly acceptable, and they don’t need to come down to the public works yard.
People who gather large amounts of garbage can call me on my cell phone at 250-267-1854 to let me know and one of the city crew workers will come and pick it up.
When I lived in Prince Rupert from 1995 to 2011, a local senior — Charlotte Rowse — organized Civic Pride clean-ups once a month.
After moving to Williams Lake in 2011, I kept thinking that maybe I should try doing something similar and this year finally decided it was time.
If it goes well and there is enough interest then hopefully we can do some more.
Even if you can share half an hour or an hour, I’d love to see you come out and help.
And if you want to send me some photos of your efforts I’d love that too — email@example.com or tweet them at #cleanupwilliamslake.
I would also like to thank Gary Muraca, director of municipal services, for his eagerness to help by offering support from the City.