There’s a new date for the City of Barrie’s waterfront clean up event.

The annual Spring into Clean campaign will now take place on Saturday, May 25, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Centennial Park and Beach main pavilion area (located on Lakeshore Dr. between Bayfield St. and Tiffin St.).

The event, which normally takes place in April, was postponed due to inclement weather.

No registration is required for the community event, which provides residents with an opportunity to take part in helping keep the waterfront clean.

Residents are invited to bring their family, friends and neighbours. Bags and gloves will be provided.

So far, the 2019 Spring into Clean campaign has collected a total of 4.95 tonnes of garbage from city school yards, parks, trails and business areas.

Plenty of local residents have already stepped up to lend a helping hand, including 40 Barrie elementary and high school students in a school cleanup, over 300 participants from local businesses in a corporate cleanup and over 200 residents took part in neighbourhood cleanups.

The Spring into Clean events normally coincide with Earth Week and are aimed at cleaning up the community, while raising levels of environmental awareness and social responsibility.

 

photo: The City of Barrie’s annual Spring into Clean event has been moved to Saturday, May 25 at Centennial Park and Beach. City of Barrie photo.

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