by Chuck MacInnis

Members of the Merrickville-Wolford Environment Advisory Committee are prepared to join in the 51st annual PITCH-IN CANADA WEEK, the largest environmental improvement Campaign in Canada. Pitch-In is a partnership between governments, the media, industry and the public.

There are many programs available through Pitch-In Canada, but the most common activity, and the one adopted in Merrickville-Wolford, is organizing a community clean-up campaign. It is a very simple process where residents choose a road and scour the ditches gathering litter and recyclables.

Gary Brown, co-chair of the Environment Committee, said Merrickville-Wolford has supported the program since 2012 and, every year, the participation grows. He said the 2018 campaign runs from April 21 to May 5, with the special litter and recycle bags being accepted at the landfill at no cost to participants.

He encourages all residents to join with neighbours and friends, as well as members of the Environment Committee, by hitting the streets with the special Pitch-In bags (recyclables and garbage) available from Municipal office.

The members of the Environment Committee will be out cleaning the ditches on Saturday, April 21! Their motto for this campaign is: “Let’s keep Merrickville-Wolford beautiful!”

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