L to R: Samara Dhillon, Kavita Dhillon and Mya Hutt at the community clean up on Saturday (April 23) in Vanderhoof. (Submitted photo)

L to R: Samara Dhillon, Kavita Dhillon and Mya Hutt at the community clean up on Saturday (April 23) in Vanderhoof. (Submitted photo)

Vanderhoof streets cleaned by volunteers on Saturday

Annual community clean up held on April 23

The Nechako Waste Reduction Initiative (NWRI) held their annual Community Clean-up on Saturday, April 23.

Zöe Dhillon, one of the main organizers of the event said the clean up went well and over a hundred people participated in the environmental initiative.

Dhillon organized this event along with Dana Stark, Mary and Richard Burkholder, Trinda Elwert and Kathy Russell.

“These initiatives are important for many reasons. It leaves our community looking great, it’s a way to give back to the community and show we care. It’s also important for the youth to be involved and understand the importance of not littering,” Dhillon said.

She added that it’s important to clear litter to protect the birds and wildlife in the region as well.

For next year’s clean up, NWRI members hope to be able to have a BBQ after the event like they have in previous years.

The community based event was held in partnership with Tim Hortons who donated coffee, hot chocolate and donuts.

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