Help clean up Peterborough parks on Saturday morning

9th annual Rotary Community Super Spring Clean-Up takes place at seven locations on May 7

The Rotary Community Super Spring Clean-Up takes place at Confederation Square, Beavermead Park, Morrow Park, Kinsmen Park, Riverview Park and Zoo, Bowers Park, and Rotary Park in Ennismore
The Rotary Community Super Spring Clean-Up takes place at Confederation Square, Beavermead Park, Morrow Park, Kinsmen Park, Riverview Park and Zoo, Bowers Park, and Rotary Park in Ennismore

In just a couple of hours this Saturday morning, you can make a big impact on our community’s environment. On Saturday, May 7th from 10 a.m. to noon, the Rotary Community Super Spring Clean-Up is taking place at seven parks in Peterborough.

This is the ninth year of the spring clean-up event, organized and presented by the Rotary Clubs of Peterborough, Kawartha and Bridgenorth-Ennsimore-Lakefield (BEL).

Members of the community are invited to pick up garbage and recyclables from one of seven designated locations: Confederation Square in downtown Peterborough, Beavermead Park in East City, Morrow Park, Kinsmen Park, Riverview Park and Zoo, Bowers Park, and Rotary Park in Ennismore.

Families, community groups, work colleagues, students and individuals can register for a location and find more information, including helpful clean-up tips, at www.superspringcleanup.ca.

Once on site, participants will enjoy treats and beverages provided by sponsor Tim Hortons before receiving gloves, garbage bags, and instructions.

You don’t have to stay for the full two hours. You can participate for only part of that time or, if you’re really ambitious, you can stay longer and keep cleaning up.

The Super Spring Clean-Up takes place rain or shine. While the weather forecast is predicting a 60% chance of rain by Saturday afternoon, the morning should be rain-free and with very mild temperatures.

Over the past eight years, the Community Super Spring Clean-Up has seen more than 3,000 bags of garbage and recyclables collected from parks, trails, river banks, rail corridors, and road sides.

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