Community stepped up on April 23, 2016. Six crews and a marine unit participated in our Earth Day Community Spring Clean Event
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!