April 17, 2020
NORTH GRENVILLE – April 19- 26, 2020 marks Pitch-in Week in North Grenville – Social Distancing Edition.
“Many community members have expressed a strong interest in helping to clean up and beautify our community during this extraordinary period. If social distancing rules can be respected, we absolutely invite people to pitch in while they are out in their neighbourhoods, or on the trails,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford.
The Municipality asks that individuals choose a public area in or near their neighbourhood and stay with their immediate family members to help maintain the proper social distancing protocols.
PITCH-IN Bags will be left outside the front doors of the North Grenville Municipal Centre in an envelope with their name on it for pick up. Participants are asked to simply leave the filled bags out with their regular garbage pick-up.
“There are a number of benefits to getting out for the Pitch-In event, both for the environment and your own mental health. Enjoying the fresh air, a bit of sunshine and helping to clean up your neighbourhood is a wonderful way to contribute to our incredible community,” added Councillor Kristin Strackerjan. “This is obviously not the time for group gatherings, unfortunately, except for your immediate family.”
PITCH-IN Week usually coincides with Earth Day (April 22) and began in 1967 with a handful of concerned citizens picking up harmful debris along the shore of Vancouver Island.
In 2019, over 850,000 people committed to participating in their local neighborhoods from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Port Alice, British Columbia, and collectively removed over 5.65 million pounds of litter.
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