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Bradford community clean up returns for another year

Help beautify Bradford West Gwillimbury by picking up litter on April 27

One thing about the arrival of spring: as the snow melts, it exposes the litter that has accumulated in ditches and at roadsides over the winter.

Residents are being asked to roll up their sleeves and help beautify the community, by participating in Bradford West Gwillimbury’s annual Community Clean-Up Day – a day of cleaning up litter in public spaces and parks.

On April 27 at 9 a.m., volunteers of all ages will meet at the Bradford & District Memorial Community Centre, 125 Simcoe Rd., to participate in the spring clean up.

Dress for the weather. Gloves, garbage bags and reflective vests will be provided – and there will be buses on hand, to carry volunteers to the sites chosen for this year’s litter clean-up.

“This is a great opportunity for the community to come together and help to make our town beautiful,” said Mike O’Hare, manager of parks and property. “Students looking to fulfill their community service hours for high-school graduation purposes are welcome to participate, and can have their credit forms signed at the end of the day.”

The event will take approximately three hours, with participants being bused back to the community centre at noon for a free thank-you luncheon.

The timing of the BWG Community Clean-Up Day is significant: April 22 is International Earth Day, a day focusing on the environment.

The date is also a little later than last year’s scheduled event in Bradford, which had to be postponed due to the return of wintry weather. Organizers are hoping that this year, spring will have definitely arrived by the 27th.

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