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Take to the streets, please . . .

Tuesday, March 20, 2012   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

CITY OF SAULT STE. MARIE

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Sault Ste. Marie invited to participate in 20-minute Makeover

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON - The community is invited to participate in a city-wide 20-Minute Sault Ste. Marie Makeover taking place on Friday April 20, 2012. 

To take part, registered participants are required to clean up outside their home or business for at least 20 minutes. 

The intent of the community clean-up is to promote civic pride, city beautification, and celebrate Earth Day on April 22.

Registered participants will receive a litter kit that contains gloves, garbage bags, and other useful items – while supplies last.

Registration forms and event information is available on the City website under City Bulletins.

Participants can drop off completed registration forms and pick up their litter kit at several locations including: the Civic Centre lobby, Walmart courtesy desk, Green Circle Environmental Inc. office, and the Downtown Association office.

Prizes will be awarded for the best participant photos taken during the event.

Mayor Debbie Amaroso and Councillor Steve Butland will kick off the event at the Civic Centre at 11 a.m. on April 20. 

Specials thanks to event sponsors: Walmart, OLG, Tim Hortons and Algoma’s Water Tower Inn for their generous contributions; and media sponsors: EZ Rock 100.5/Q104 Today’s Country, the Sault Star and Sault This Week.

The 20-Minute Sault Ste. Marie Makeover event is part of the City’s Celebrate 100! Civic Week activities taking place April 16 to 20.

Learn more here.

Let’s keep our community beautiful for the next 100 years!

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Sam C 3/20/2012 12:22:19 PM Report

This is a good start, but we need a true ANTI-LITTER campaign.

I live in a spot that is marked by discarded fast food wrappers, cups, and packaging... we are just at the spot where people are finished their "drive-thru' meal and toss the remains out the window, rather than taking it home with them and discarding of the trash properly.

I clean up along the street several times throughout the spring and summer, and clean litter from the adjacent ravine twice a season.

It shouldn't be necessary. People should learn to dispose of their trash properly.
Sam C 3/20/2012 12:26:57 PM Report

This is a good start, but we need a true ANTI-LITTER campaign.

I live in a spot that is marked by discarded fast food wrappers, cups, and packaging... we are just at the spot where people are finished their "drive-thru' meal and toss the remains out the window, rather than taking it home with them and discarding of the trash properly.

I clean up along the street several times throughout the spring and summer, and clean litter from the adjacent ravine twice a season.

It shouldn't be necessary. People should learn to dispose of their trash properly.
Wicket 3/20/2012 1:18:06 PM Report

too little, too late; people on our street started a week ago to sweep, hose down the roadway (a city board of works job - they have a street cleaning machine)in front of their houses, clean the sand/grit off the sidewalks and clean along the gutters to the storm sewer opening for clear access for the rain that will eventually come.
PaulBur 3/20/2012 2:14:43 PM Report

you cant expect the board of works out sweeping the streets yet Wicket. It's only March 20th..still plently of time for more snow and sand on the streets...
I'm In 3/20/2012 6:43:28 PM Report

Start by getting the street sweepers out because it is spring today and yes it is early. I already did my cleaning it took me more than 20 minutes cause I have pride in my city. Only a handful of residents cleaned up during this warm spell in my Subdivision.

To Sam C: the city has by-laws for litterers and dog poop on city/private property but they don't enforce it.
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