It is great to see the snow disappear now that spring is here. The part that is not great is the appearance of all the litter the snow was covering up.
Many volunteers take time to clean up our community each spring. This year the Facebook group ‘Mother’s Day for Mother Earth’ is mobilizing people to participate.
It is important to maintain physical distancing, but this should be easy in the great outdoors. Another way to be safe it is having people from the same household clean up one area.
Garbage bags and some gloves are available. Call the Recycling Centre to arrange pickup. Thank you to Acklands who donated them.
The City of Flin Flon will pick up the bags of garbage as needed. Call Mike at (204) 271-1381 to let them know where the bags are.
Be on the lookout for dangerous items such as used needles. Check the Facebook page for more information.
Cleaning up litter takes time and energy and is very rewarding. The difference it makes is very obvious.
There can be some interesting items among the cans, bottles, paper wrappers, plastic bags and coffee cups like clothing items, and a pregnancy test.
The fact that litter cleanup needs to be done is frustrating. If only everyone would hold on to their garbage until they found a garbage can or would put it in the garbage at home. Pickup truck drivers need to be sure items do not fly out of their truck box.
A big thank you goes out to the many volunteers who are stepping out to keep our community beautiful. If everyone does a little bit, it will make a big difference.