Residents volunteered to help pick up litter in town during a community clean-up day organised by the Nechako Waste Reduction Initiative.

Community clean-up a success

It was so wonderful to see the community come together for the Vanderhoof Community Clean-Up on Saturday, April 16th. This event was organized by the Nechako Waste Reduction Initiative (NWRI), with the Nechako Valley Food Network (NVFN) coordinating the local food BBQ.

It was so wonderful to see the community come together for the Vanderhoof Community Clean-Up on Saturday, April 16th.  This event was organized by the Nechako Waste Reduction Initiative (NWRI), with the Nechako Valley Food Network (NVFN) coordinating the local food BBQ.  Doubling in turn out numbers from last year, 150 volunteers came together to pitch in and pick up litter throughout our town, and afterwards enjoyed a well deserved BBQ, “on the house” comprising of locally made sausages and buns.  The end result was over 7 truck loads of garbage removed from the town, and one truck load of recyclable material. 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; Northside School for the use of their kitchen to wash the dishes; Vanderhoof Kinettes for covering the town in signs; the students who beautifully coloured the posters, 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 the focus will be on minimizing waste and serving local food.  The next event will be the Vanderhoof Canada Day celebrations.

 

 

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