Adopt-a-Block starts fall litter clean-ups

Adopt-a-Block starts fall litter clean-ups

The summer sun might have set, but a sea of yellow is on the horizon, with Mission Adopt-A-Block Society volunteers coming together for the annual fall clean-up activities.

Adopt-A-Block kicked off the events by participating in the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-Up in partnership with the Mission Clubhouse on Sept. 21.

Next, the group hosted its second annual stream clean-up Sept. 24. Two non-profit groups tended to portions of Lane and Gaudin streams as well as tackling a heavily littered stream area at the corner of 14 Avenue and Cedar Street.

This was followed by another stream clean-up to celebrate World Rivers Day Sept. 25, in partnership with volunteers from Cedarbrooke Chateau.

After a full week of waterway clean-ups, Adopt-a-Block volunteers will be moving on to take part in the society’s annual fall litter clean-up, happening over three Saturdays in October. This clean-up will cover several areas around town including Centennial Park, the industrial and harbour area, London Avenue, Shook Road and Hatzic area, and portions of 11, 7, 14, 9 Avenues, and Stave Lake Road, Cedar Street and more.

Each year the society welcomes eight non-profit groups to participate in the fall clean-up for the remuneration of $250 to go towards their special programs and events.

Those interested to know more can contact the Adopt-A-Block coordinator at 604-826-9423. Finally, all Mission non-profit groups are invited to submit their application for the spring litter clean-up fundraiser by Jan. 30. To learn more visit www.missionadoptablock.com.

Adopt-A-Block is a non-profit organization that has been administering a litter control program in the community since 1998 to increase awareness of and participation in litter control.