Clean, Green, Beautiful North Bay has a lot planned for their 2022 campaign.
The third year of the initiative is underway and includes the neighbourhood clean-up challenge, which runs through November.
Chair Hariett Madigan says over 8,000 bags of litter were collectively removed last year and they’ve already received over 3,900 orders for their litter bags.
“We have gone over the top with participation from the community. Not just the crew leaders, but the community itself, individuals, everybody coming on board, the sponsors,” she says. “We’re able to do some great things with beautification this year.”
That includes wrapping art around one waterfront garbage bin, to start, and more.
“We have four orchards being planted May 13 in four locations in the city,” she says. “We are looking at public sculpture. We have the funds to put a public sculpture somewhere in our community and that hasn’t been done for years.”
Madigan says the orchards will include apple, pear and plum trees.
In terms of community support for this year’s clean-up campaign, Madigan says they were hoping for 16 volunteer crews and they already have 21.
She also says there are a lot of individual and family efforts on the go around the city too.
For more details on Clean, Green, Beautiful North Bay, visit www.cleangreenbeautiful.com.