Help clean up Perth’s streets at the Trashure Hunt!

Trashure Hunt
Photo credit: perth.ca
Posted on: March 22, 2022

In celebration of Earth Day, Perth’s Climate Change Advisory Panel (CCAP) is hosting the first ever Trashure Hunt on Saturday, April 23, 2022. A town-wide clean-up, the event will not only help beautify the Town, but will bring together the community with fun, family-friendly activities as well!

“Springtime tends to unearth quite of bit of garbage that was disposed of throughout the winter months. It’s the perfect time for the community to come together and tidy up the town we all live in and love,” states Sadie Brule, event co-organizer and member of CCAP. “The event will also help teach people to be more conscious of the environment, as well as give them an opportunity to connect with other like-minded organizations.”

Scheduled to take place from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., the day will begin at the Crystal Palace where groups will get their clean-up kit before heading out to collect litter. Afterwards, the community will gather back at the Crystal Palace for food, great music from Junkyard Symphony, and the opportunity to learn more about some great eco friendly organizations. Volunteers will also receive a reusable water bottle, and will have a chance to win some great prizes donated by local shops and restaurants.

“The support from local businesses has been absolutely incredible,” says Joan Stephenson-Bowes, co-organizer and CCAP member. “We’re very grateful for their generosity.”

The Climate Change Advisory Panel is a sub-committee of Council comprised of concerned residents and elected officials. Together they work to help fight climate change and encourage all residents to make the town a greener place to live, work, and play by providing information and education.

For more information about the Trashure Hunt and to register for the event, visit perth.ca/trashurehunt.

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