Town celebrates 25th Annual Earth Week Clean Up by recognizing volunteers

Tue, 03 May 2016

Volunteers who participated in Oakville’s 25th annual Earth Week Clean Up received special recognition from the Town of Oakville on Saturday, April 23, 2016.

At a celebration event hosted by the Parks and Open Space department, Mayor Rob Burton presented each volunteer site coordinator with a framed certificate of recognition and a pin for their ongoing efforts to keep Oakville beautiful.

“This event would not be possible without the dedication and commitment of the volunteers who participate year after year,” said Mayor Burton. “Thank you for taking pride in your community and for doing such an incredible job keeping Oakville clean and beautiful.”

More than 1,000 people participated in this year’s event with a record turnout at many of the 47 clean-up sites. Volunteers removed 4,600 kilograms of waste including 850 kilograms of recyclable metal.

The town is a long-time sponsor of the Earth Week Clean Up event organized by the Oakville Community Centre for Peace, Ecology and Human Rights (OCCPEHR). Stephen Dankowich, executive director of OCCPEHR was also recognized for his ongoing personal commitment to protecting the natural environment.

Following the clean-up volunteers, sponsors and organizers gathered at Town Hall to enjoy a pizza lunch generously donated by Rohit Girotra of Panago Pizza on Cornwall Road.

Along with sponsoring the Earth Week Clean up, the town also offers a Park Ambassador program that provides residents and businesses with an opportunity to help maintain the beauty of Oakville’s parks and trails. For more information visit the Park Ambassador page.