Prince Rupert community clean-up planned for this Sunday

In preparation for the Communities in Bloom judging taking place July 21, the committee is teaming up with Civic Pride to invite the community to participate in a neighbourhood clean-up on June 26.

In preparation for the Communities in Bloom judging taking place July 21, the committee is teaming up with Civic Pride to invite the community to participate in a neighbourhood clean-up on June 26.

People are encouraged to work with their neighbours to tackle areas that are unsightly and if there aren’t any areas of concern, to walk a few blocks and see if there are areas nearby that could use some tender love and care. Efforts can include garbage pick-up and weed whacking. Civic Pride and CIB hope that people will have fun too.

“It’s a chance to take a spin on the old ‘not in my backyard’ saying for people to work in their yards and boulevards of their neighbourhood,” said Treena Decker, of Community Futures of the Pacific Northwest and co-chair of the CIB committee.

“We recommend people organize a gathering afterwards with their neighbourhoods, to break bread and get to know each other,” Decker added.

The official time of the clean-up is from one to four p.m. and Charlotte Rowse of Civic Pride will be handing out yellow garbage bags and gloves at Mariner’s Park.

Rowse confirmed there will be a downtown clean up that day as well for those who want to help that way

Anyone who does tackle their neighbourhood is asked to call Decker at 250-622-2332 or 250-627-6710.

All of those efforts will be added to a map showing areas that were improved.

Photos would also be appreciated, said Decker.