April 11, 2014 - 3:47 PM
For the third year in a row, a group of dedicated friends and neighbors in the Tallus Ridge area of West Kelowna plan to take on Community Clean Up Month with a vengeance as they head out this weekend to spruce up their surroundings. And they’re challenging you to do the same in your neighborhood.
Robbi Martens of Tallus Ridge is organizing the 3rd annual clean up in her neighborhood, and says it’s really building in momentum. “We have 16 families taking part this year, our largest Clean Up crew to date. This event really helps set a great example for the kids to get out there and take care of our amazing community, and they’re looking forward to it. It’s going to be fun sprucing up our neighborhood with that many hands helping out, all while getting some fresh air and exercise. Best of all, we’ll be doing something collectively for Tallus Ridge, a place we’re all proud to live.”
Rae Stewart with the Regional Waste Reduction Office says it’s dedicated groups such as the one’s in Tallus Ridge that make Community Clean Up Month such an inspiring event. “What a wonderful way for neighbors, friends and families to gather together for a worthwhile weekend project. A big hats off to all of them for their spirit and dedication to our environment!”
Stewart says over the past two decades literally thousands of dedicated volunteers have participated in Community Clean Up events throughout our region. Groups that have already taken on a Clean Up project so far this year include countless individual families, plus the Westbank Lions, Sunridge Church, Interior Savings Credit Union in Rutland, Greenstep, Aurora Heights resident group, Kal Tire in Rutland, Sage Glen Development group, North Westside Road Community Association, Willowstone Academy Preschool, and Okanagan Adventist Academy.
As part of Community Cleanup Month which runs the whole month of April, Stewart says the Regional Waste Reduction Office provides gear and supplies to any group interested in tackling a cleanup project. They’ll even arrange to pick up your litter filled bags when you’re done.
If you’d like to do a Cleanup in April, or any other time of year, please visit regionaldistrict.com/recycle for more info, or call the Regional Waste Reduction Office at 250.469.6250.
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