This Saturday, Sept. 18 is World Cleanup Day and a community litter cleanup is the perfect way to enjoy some fresh air.
Volunteers are encouraged to take part in a “pick-me-up” along the Niagara Parkway on Saturday morning with members of the town's environmental advisory committee.
For some good clean fun, head out to either the Brown’s Point or Smuggler’s Cove parking lots (15176 or 16001 Niagara River Parkway). The event will run from 9 to 11 a.m.
Of course, no one is expected to pick up anything that they are uncomfortable handling. Gloves will be provided, as well as bags for garbage and recycling. At cleanups, I often collect recyclables separately, like pop bottles or takeout coffee lids.
To keep everyone safe, participants will stay at least two metres from anyone outside of their household and wear a facial covering if they cannot socially distance.
Because this is an environmental project, we encourage participants to carpool or walk, run or cycle to the event.
More information is on the event's Facebook page, “Niagara Parkway Litter Cleanup.” If you plan on attending, please indicate that you are “Going” on the event page.
This cleanup is a great opportunity to enjoy the beautiful path and greenspace by the Niagara River – and a sense of satisfaction is guaranteed.