It’s easy being green April 22-28

100 Mile House Clean is Green week kicks off Communities in Bloom activities

The District of 100 Mile House invites everyone to participate in the annual spring cleanup April 22-28.

This year’s theme is “Clean is Green.”

District staff will be touring the community during this one week period to collect branches, shrubs, clippings and the usual yard cleanup debris. However, they will not take old appliances or furniture.

Folks are asked to set debris out on the boulevard for the crews to pick up.

The event is the kickoff to the 2012 Communities in Bloom campaign taking place at the South Cariboo Visitor Centre at Highway 97 and Airport Road, on April 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The district will supply garbage bags to participants to collect garbage throughout town. When the garbage bag is full, return it to the Visitor Centre for disposal. The district asks that all children have adult supervision.

“Once again, the District of 100 Mile House and the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce are committed to moving forward by joining forces to spruce up the town,” says CiB spokesperson Angela Cole.

She adds Cedar Crest Society For Community Living members, the “Green Team,” are joining in by cleaning a few business properties and vacant land areas for donations.

“Give them a honk when you see them to thank them for helping clean things up for spring.”

CiB organizers are pleased to see local businesses taking an extra look at the exterior of their buildings and sidewalk area by sweeping out the dust, weed whacking, doing updates to exterior paint jobs and planting flower beds. Businesses and residents are encouraged to help out, says Cole, and “adopt a block” or get a team busy by doing the “attack an alley” challenge.

“Challenge your neighbours or business friends to see how much of a difference they can make in and around their neighbourhood. Be sure to let our committee know of anyone you see going above and beyond, so we can tell the judges what we [they] have done.”

For more information on CiB, e-mail or call Cole at 250-706-2044.

Free garbage bags and gloves will be available for people to collect garbage throughout town at the district office at 385 Birch Ave.

For further information, call district operations supervisor Kevin Dicken at 250-395-2123.

100 Mile House Free Press