Help Strathcona County shine for Canada 150 celebrations

May 1, 2017

Help Strathcona County shine for Canada 150 celebrations

Strathcona County residents are invited to show their community pride and “Pitch-In” from May 1 to 31, in preparation for the celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial (150) anniversary of confederation. This annual campaign brings volunteers together to help remove waste left behind after the spring thaw. 

Last year’s Pitch-In campaign saw 6,714 residents volunteer and 2,509 bags of waste collected. That is equivalent to approximately 660 black waste carts. Participants also donated around 3,773 hours of their time, in just one month!

Residents are encouraged to join the clean-up effort in their own neighbourhoods. The County supplies garbage bags for individuals or groups who register for Pitch-In. Pitch-In bags are available for pick-up at the Recreation, Parks and Culture administration office (2025 Oak Street, Sherwood Park) during normal business hours. Additional information, including the Pitch-In event registration form, is available onlineor by calling 780-467-2211.  

Started 50 years ago, Pitch-In Canada is the largest and only multi-provincial environmental improvement campaign in Canada. It involves over 625,000 Canadians volunteering to help clean up, restore and preserve the environment. 

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

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Contact:

Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595