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Here’s How Residents Can Help Keep Oakville Clean

Earth Week is not over yet, and Oakville is still working hard to keep the town clean.

The Oakville Community Centre for Peace, Ecology and Human Rights (OCCPEHR) is holding its 28th annual Earth Week cleanup on Saturday, April 27.

The main sponsors of this event are the Town of Oakville’s Parks and Open Space Department and Halton Region’s Waste Management Department.

Both sponsors will be providing equipment for the cleanup.

Halton Region’s Waste Management Department sponsors are providing two garbage trucks, one to pick up metal and one to pick up garbage on the afternoon of the event.

The Parks and Open Space Department is providing bags, gloves and mobile display signage in support of the campaign. 

This event is one of the largest community-wide cleanups in Canada that takes place during Earth Week.

“We are beautifying the local natural environment, protecting wildlife and benefiting people’s health while doing our best to encourage environmental activism in our schools and throughout our community,” Don Meade, an OCCPEHR Board Member, said in a press release.

As noted in the release, there will be specific areas in Oakville that will be targeted during the cleanup.

In fact, the town’s Cartography Department produced a large map highlighting the clean up sites. They can be found on display in all municipal facilities including libraries, recreation centres and at the entrance into Town Hall. 

The map also can be viewed at the oakvillepeacecentre.org and oakville.ca websites.

“Coordinators of the 28th annual Earth Week cleanup of Nature Sites in Oakville do an incredible job for the benefit of our community and in support of our campaign for a clean, green, litter-free Oakville,” Stephen Dankowich, executive director and co-founder of the OCCPEHR in 1992, said in the release.

“The campaign has been a real grassroots accomplishment! Over the years, citizens concerned about littering and the protection of our local natural environment became coordinators of the Clean Up in their neighbourhood,” Dankowich added. 

Local community sponsors have sustained this event for 27 years and this year, OCCPEHR is being supported by 77 sponsoring organizations.

The OCCPEHR is an incorporated, grassroots, volunteer, non-profit, social movement organization that promotes issues related to the environment, peace and social justice.

For more info on the cleanup and other events and movements, contact OCCPEHR at 905-849-5501 or email [email protected]

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