Sunday Garbathon to clean up the area

With spring now here, Terrace and area residents are being asked to take part in an annual effort to clean up outside areas

WITH SPRING NOW here, Terrace and area residents are being asked to take part in an annual effort to clean up outside areas.

The annual Greater Terrace Beautification Society’s annual Earth Day Community and Riverside Garb-a-thon is being held with sponsors SkeenaWild Conservation Trust and the City of Terrace on April 21.

“The participation of citizens and business owners is essential to have Terrace and area showcased at its best for residents and visitors alike to enjoy,” said Kerry Giesbrecht of the Greater Terrace Beautification Society.

The event has been held since 1986, drawing more than 250 people in recent years.

Volunteers should meet in the McDonald’s parking lot between 12-4 p.m. on April 21. That’s where they can return filled up bags of garbage and place them in waste containers.

Following the Garbathon, volunteers are invited to meet at Ferry Island at 4 p.m. for a free eco-friendly salmon barbecue with sustainably harvested fish provided by the River Wild fish processing plant in Terrace. Local band, Late Night On Air will be playing and there will be some great prizes, including a   Hawkair ticket to Vancouver.

“You can’t go to the barbecue without a coupon and you can only get a coupon if you volunteer to pick up garbage,” said Giesbrecht.

Those attending the barbecue should bring their own utensils.