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Sunday, October 2, 2022
Glendale community is cleaning up

Steve Hardaker
Community Correspondent

Residents of Niagara on the Green will gather to celebrate Earth Week by holding a spring neighbourhood cleanup on Saturday, April 23.

The residents will be joined by Lord Mayor Betty Disero, several members of town council, members of the Niagara College Student Administrative Council and college students as well as the Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club to collect garbage and debris that winter has left behind.

This will be the first organized neighbourhood cleanup since 2019. Collections during the last two years were cancelled due to COVID restrictions on public gatherings.

Lianne Gagnon, Niagara College's director of student services and resident of the neighbourhood noted, “Niagara College has always been keen on being a good neighbour, which is why I initiated these spring cleanups in NOTG and in Welland a few years ago.”

“It’s an excellent opportunity to give back to the community while also being good stewards of the land,” she said.

The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake is donating garbage bags and rubber gloves, and will retrieve all the filled garbage bags afterward for disposal.

Participants will gather in the neighbourhood park at 10 a.m. before dispersing throughout the area for the cleanup.

In the event of rain, the collection will be postponed till a later date.

Steve Hardaker has lived in Glendale for over 11 years and is active in many community organizations.