Litter Pick-up PartyWritten by Lisa
Thanks to everyone who came out to our Litter-Pickup Party at the beautiful New Brighton Park! You made picking up garbage on a Sunday morning totally fun, for real! The sun was on our side and so was the coffee.
You also helped to divert 15 garbage bags [almost 150 pounds!!] of waste from our park and shoreline. The waste was made-up mostly of plastic and cigarette butts - 2 big threats to wildlife, as they are notoriously mistaken for food. We are happy to report no scary needle encounters!
There was, however, plenty of lively conversation, good tunes, delicious coffee, mouth-watering local fruit and fresh cinnamon scones. Thanks to Doi Chaang Coffee, Cobs Bread and the Vancouver Farmers Market for supplying the energy behind our pick-up team! It made all the difference!
Some well deserving volunteers left with door prizes provided by True Benefits Financial and Bloom Community Midwives. The super stylish crew from Acacia hair salon were on hand to supply 3 lucky winners with complimentary cuts, styling and luxurious products!
See, it pays to pickup :)
***Unusual object alert! The letter K from a letter press - K for kompost!...in Russia.
Also, thanks to the TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup and the Vancouver Aquarium for your support and initiative!