As of April 2, pedestrians and commuters between Skidegate and Queen Charlotte can enjoy the beautiful landscape without noticing the spread of litter along the banks and ditches. Over 40 volunteers demonstrated their community spirit at the fourth annual “Great Garbage Grab” road side clean up. All sections of the highway between Balance Rock and Haydn Turner Park were cleaned up and many of the participants adopted their neighbourhood to care for this year. Some sections between the ferry terminal and the museum and downtown Skidegate and Charlotte continued to show a great deal of debris.
“If we want to see some changes in these areas, we will need more support from businesses around these areas by starting to adopt their front street and neighbourhood,” said Dana Adams, community organizer.
“What a great effort on behalf of all the volunteers,” said Queen Charlotte mayor Carol Kulesha.
Babs Stevens of the Skidegate Band Council office said “It’s awesome to see people working together to keep our environment clean.”
Many thanks to all volunteers, both Councils’ participation, O’Brien’s for the pick up of the garbage and their truck, Stephanie Gilllis and the Ministry of Transportation for the garbage bags, BC Ferries and to the Sierra Club Haida Gwaii group members.
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