It was great to see the community come together for the fourth Annual Vanderhoof Community Clean-Up on Saturday, April 21. This event was organized by the Nechako Waste Reduction Initiative (NWRI), with the Nechako Valley Food Network (NVFN) coordinating the local food BBQ.
Approximately 115 volunteers came together to pitch in and pick up litter throughout our town, and afterwards enjoyed a well-deserved BBQ, “on the house” comprised of locally made sausages and buns. The end result was over four truckloads of garbage removed from the town, and one truckload of recyclable returnables. This was all accomplished within two hours of community effort. Way to go Vanderhoof!
A great big thank you goes out to our sponsors for the treats, warm drinks and food; to the District of Vanderhoof for providing bags and gloves; the Brownies & Sparks who beautifully coloured the posters, Katimavik for their volunteer help, and of course all of the volunteers for cleaning up our town!
This event was the first in a series of “Green Events” planned by NWRI and NVFN (both part of the Nechako Healthy Community Alliance) where we will be focusing on minimizing waste and serving local food. To keep waste to a minimum, the NWRI’s green toolkit was used. The green toolkit is a set of reusable dishes (plates, glasses, cutlery & bowls) available for any community member to use. Please contact NWRI (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info. The next green event will be the Vanderhoof Canada Day celebrations.