Volunteers clean up Georgina

Tuesday Apr 26th, 2016


Content via: Georgina Advocate

More than 40 bags of waste were collected Saturday during the kickoff event for the annual Pitch-In Georgina Week held April 18 to 24.

The Black River Clean Up also rounded up an additional 12 bags of bottles and cans, as well as three chairs and a container of fluid from the town and commercial Dalton Road properties backing on to the Black River.

While the town handed out some free coffee, gloves and bags, as well as a barbecue lunch during the event, it also received 15 registrations for other areas and dates taking place for the week-long Pitch-In.

Ethan Flynn, 7, and his five-year-old brother, Riley, were smiling ear to ear as they filled two bags full of garbage.

“They wanted to come and help clean up,” said proud mom Misty, who gladly trotted behind the boys with bags in tow.

Ten-year-old volunteer and Earth Ranger Beckah Filleti, her mom, Tonya Walker, and grandmother, Linda Walker-Southby, made the event a three-generation affair.

“It is important to care about our natural environment and do our part to look after it,” Walker-Southby said, adding the family has even fostered numerous wildlife, including squirrels.

“We do what we can,” she smiled.  

There is still time to be a part of Pitch-In Georgina Week, which will focus primarily on ravines, ditches, roadsides, parks and school yards.

Simply visit any library or submit a registration form to get started.

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