Garbathon volunteers clean up

THE CITY is a little bit cleaner after another successful Garbathon and Riverside Cleanup April 22.


THE CITY is a little bit cleaner after another successful Garbathon and Riverside Cleanup April 22.

More than 200 volunteers came out to help out and about 150 were fed at the barbecue for them afterward, said Kerry Giesbrecht of the Greater Terrace Beautification Society.

“There certainly wasn’t as much garbage this year but, when you look around, you will see the tremendous difference we have made and the momentum and civic pride that continues to spread across the community,” said Giesbrecht.

She arrived at 11 a.m. for the noon event and people were already there, she said.

This year’s odd item to be cleaned up was a porta-potty, said Giesbrecht.

And several items were found in abundance.

“We had a number of beaten up broken bikes and mattresses recovered this year from various parts of the community,” said city sustainability coordinator Tara Irwin.

“Also we added a battery recycling component to the event this year and had about 50 lbs of batteries recovered for recycling.”

Shoreline cleanup was expanded this year with as many areas tidied as could be done.

“It would be nice to say over the summer we got all [of the shoreline],” said Giesbrecht.

“I was speaking with Rod from Skeena Wild and he has a fairly extensive list of Skeena River hot spots that they are going to try to work their way through.” Anyone who wants to join in on the shoreline cleanup can contact the SkeenaWild Conservation Trust.

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