More than 200 kilometres of Nanaimo roads are cleaner thanks to the city’s 10th annual Partners in a Cleaner Community Program.
Fifteen Nanaimo non-profit groups hit city streets this past spring and fall, picking up litter while earning funds to support their community activities.
A total of 450 garbage bags of paper, plastic, glass, tires and other debris were collected. The groups received $50 per kilometre for the routes covered, raising $10,000 for the groups involved.
Organizations participating in the clean up included First Nanaimo Piper Rangers, First Neck Point Scouts, First Neck Point Venturers, Boys and Girls Club of Nanaimo, Chase River Pathfinders, Chase River Rangers, Christ Community Church, Church of the Nazarene, Harbour City Rollers, Island Crisis Care, Morrell Sanctuary Society, Nanaimo Canoe and Kayak Club, Nanaimo Lion’s Club, NDSS Yaakar 2013 and the Salish Lelum.
Groups interested in participating in the 2013 Partners in a Cleaner Community Program should watch for announcements in February on how to apply.
For more information, please call Nanaimo public works at 250-758-5222.