Partners clean streets

Woodgrove Centre has partnered with the Nanaimo Green Patrol to help keep the Harbour City beautiful.

Ron Coupal

Woodgrove Centre has partnered with the Nanaimo Green Patrol to help keep the Harbour City beautiful.

Sharing a concern for environment, a team of volunteers took part in a cleanup event in celebration of Earth Day April 23.

A total of 18 bags of garbage were collected in nearly three hours.

“This was our first clean-up initiative with the Nanaimo Green Patrol and it was very successful,” said Mark Fenwick, Woodgrove general manager. “Woodgrove is committed to do what we can to contribute to a sustainable environment.”

Ron Coupal, founder of Nanaimo Green Patrol,  said he considers the environment his own backyard and wanted to do something to keep it beautiful.

“My hope is that by being more visible, more citizens and businesses will be encouraged to get involved,” he said.

Areas covered during the cleanup included all road ways and grounds of May Richards Bennett Pioneer Park, Dover Bay Secondary School, McGirr Elementary School as well as along Hammond Bay Road near the Regional District of Nanaimo and Vancouver Island Regional Library.

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