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The community cleanup was a huge success this year.
We want to thank Councillor Maurice Smith for helping to organize this year’s event and chairing the organizing committee.
Over 100 volunteers of all ages participated.
There were 6 different crews covering all around the lake and we also had the marine unit, on the water, with Kevin and Tyler doing the lake shore line.
Everyone started the day with coffee, hot chocolate & Tim bits donated by Tim Hortons.
All the kids wore protective bright fluorescent vests provided by the town of Whitchurch – Stouffville, who also made sure we all had gloves, garbage bags and the huge 40 yard garbage bin.
The York Regional Police escorted the 3 crew wagons with their new ATV’s.
Cedar Beach Resort provided their big parking lot again this year, as our base, as well as the bathrooms, picnic tables, tractors and wagons, garbage bins and a 20 yard recycling bin.
Everyone collected garbage around the area for over two hours.
It is unbelievable but they filled the entire 40 yard bin and also the 20 yard recycling bin.
Ten tires were also collected and fifteen bikes were donated to Africycle.
At the same time the United Soils street sweeper covered many of our local streets picking up the sand from this winter.
Everyone had a healthy hot lunch courtesy of United Soils & Tiny Seedlings – corn on the cob and chili served out of their events trailer.
Donnlyn Home Improvements joined this year and handed out water and treats for the kids along the routes and at lunch.
Charlinda’s Belgian Chocolates gave away chocolate treats with lunch and of course George at the variety store gave all the kids a free ice cream cone for participating.
York Regional Police set up a display and everyone got to check out the ATV’s and discuss road safety.
The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority set up a large display.
Christa Sharp and Brian Kemp of the LSRCA had an education area set up and discussed the living organisms with water right out of the lake. It was interactive for all the participants.
Small seedling trees – pines, cedars and spruce, were also given out to the participants to take home and plant.
Roger Carlsen, a new resident to the lake, and also a professional photographer, documented the entire event. (see attached photos)
Tents, music, power, & tables were provided again this year by Most Excellent Productions.
Earth Day 2016 is one that our entire community can be proud of.
Thank you to all the sponsors and volunteers for making our lake a better place to live.
LOOKING FORWARD TO 2017!
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Every year in conjunction with Earth Day, MLRA volunteers go around the lake helping our community members clean up their shoreline. If you need help, send us an email and we will come and assess your situation and see if it is something that we can help with.
As a community, let’s work together to “Spring Clean” Musselman’s Lake for Earth Day. As a community, let’s keep our Lake community clean all year round.
Emails must be submitted no later than Friday April 15th. This will give us time to assess which projects we can address with the resources available to us.
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Saturday April 25th was a great day here at the Lake and through your efforts and generosity we all made a positive, noticeable difference to our community and the environment.
Thank you all for your contributions and for dedicating your time and hard work to help make our Community Clean-up a success and a day to remember. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Tiny Seedlings for providing the fantastic catered meal that we all enjoyed.
United Soils for providing the garbage bins and garbage bags and staff to help clean up. United soils also graciously donated their sweeper to remove as much sand and debris left over from winter and keep it from washing into our precious lake.
George at the Coolest Little Ice Cream shop for all of his help.
Mike and Most Excellent Productions for doing all of the sound and keeping us entertained.
Cedar Beach Resort for providing a great location to host our event and all of the equipment and staff.
This year we collected a staggering amount of garbage out of the lake by our water teams and off the roads and ditches that surround our community. In total we removed 2 full bins totalling over 40 yards of garbage!
We also collected 10 great bikes that were donated that same day to Africycle and will be on their way to Africa making a huge difference to the children those bikes reach.
We collected 47lbs of used batteries that were taken to a recycling center and that we kept out of our landfill. The sweeper made great progress and removed tons, literally tons of material from our roads that will never wash into our lake.
Well done everyone! We have a lot to be proud of. Without the great support of all of you this event never would have happened, pat yourselves on the back!
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