Spring Cleanup 2021

2021 Garbage Wander, May 1-6

We’re moving towards the time of the big snowmelt reveal: garbage!

This year, with the pandemic still restricting things, and the fieldhouse unavailable, there won’t be an official event. Rather, we’re suggesting that the week of May 1-6 would be a good time for a low-key Garbage Wander, or if you wish to independently register to participate in the City of Ottawa’s – Cleaning the Capital team program (they also provide kits, like gloves and bags or graffiti removal supplies).

A Garbage Wander? What’s that?

If you have an hour or so, take a wander through the places we’ve cleaned up before: the south side of Amanda Ave. above the transitway; the boulevard on Northwestern and the path at its north end; the area along the fence on Patricia and Pontiac; and in the Champlain Woods between the fence and the parkway. It can also include the area along the river at the foot of Carleton, or any other public spaces you think could use some help.

What to bring? A garbage bag, gloves, a picking-up tool of some kind (even a stick with a nail on the end is useful). Long-sleeved shirts, pants, and appropriate footwear are recommended.

Garbage pick-up day is May 7, so your garbage bag can just be put out with your household garbage.

Champlain Park neighbours have been so great in past years helping with the cleanup. We hope some of you will be able to do so this year, and–bonus–there’s two years’ worth!

If you have any questions or suggestions, call Andrea Murphy or Ian Reid at 613-715-9504.

P.S. If you find any note-worthy items, please send a photo to champlainpark@gmail.com or tag it on Twitter with @ChamplainPark and we’ll do a post about garbage treasures.

For posts about Spring Cleanups, see https://champlainpark.org/category/community-news/spring-cleanup/