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2023 Earth Day Beach and Roadside Cleanup

Let’s all give Mother Earth a helping hand!

Elizabeth Miles

Earth Day is a day to celebrate the wonders of our planet Earth and all the wild and wonderful life it supports. It is also a day to recognize how human activities are affecting the living things we share the planet with, and a day for worldwide action. One important action that we can take is to protect both marine and terrestrial life and ecosystems by removing the litter and debris found along the roads, pathways, and shorelines of Pender. Please join us for the Annual Earth Day Beach and Roadside Clean-up which is happening on Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Medicine Beach Centre. This is the 39th annual Beach Clean up and the 14th year that the Pender Islands Conservancy has organized the event, which is sponsored in part by the CRD and supported by many local businesses. Anytime between now and April 22, grab some gloves and bags and head out to clean the beach, park, pathway, or roadside of your choice, then bring your collected debris down to the drop off site at the Medicine Beach Centre on Clean-up day. If you are unsure of where to clean, check in on Clean-up day and we will assign you a beach. Volunteers will help you load your garbage into the bins. If you need help with any large or difficult to reach items, please let us know, and we will do our best to arrange for someone to come and assist you. There will be volunteers to greet you when you arrive at the drop off site who will direct you to where you can park and sign in. Bags, coffee, lunch, and snacks will be provided, and there will also be displays, music, and prizes. If you know what beach or road you plan to clean, it would be helpful if you let us know ahead of time. To do so, or if you have any questions, or if you are able to help others get their collected debris to the drop off site please email me at Let’s all give Mother Earth a helping hand!

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