Winnipeg creek cleanup on Earth Day

Volunteers are really making a difference in helping those who are in need and also to keep our city clean and nature-friendly.

CAA Manitoba joined forces with members of Clifton School’s safety patrol to pick up trash around near Polo Park on Earth Day.

About 30 students wearing bright yellow vests walked from the school on Sargent Avenue to the CAA Manitoba location at 870 Empress Street to pick up their equipment and begin tidying up the creek on the other side of the road.

Many of the kids participated in the clean up last year and were briefed on the kinds of trash they would be picking up.

Also, Mayor Brian Bowman and his inner circle agreed to spend $100,000 on a plan to help Lake Winnipeg. The goal is to keep phosphorus and other harmful nutrients out of the lake.

Bowman’s executive policy committee voted Tuesday to use funds from Winnipeg’s wastewater department to assist with the initiative.

Councilors on EPC say this could be a cost-effective way to improve the lake’s water quality while the city does $1.8 billion worth of upgrades to the north Winnipeg sewage plant.

Also, volunteers are welcome to help the project with donations and labor. Just a couple of hours of your time to help with a cleaning project on Lake Winnipeg will make a big difference and help others to make the place clean and trash-free.

The West Central Women's Resource Centre
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