At the city council meeting on April 2, councillor Deb McIntosh talked about the city's Adopt-A-Road program.
The program is designed to encourage businesses, community groups, schools, clubs, and other segments of the community to collect refuse and debris along road rights-of-way and boulevards.
"We need more people to come out and adopt a road and get involved in making the city clean and green," said McIntosh. "You can sign up with Civic Works. If you have a road in mind you can let them know, or if not they can tell you what's available."
The Adopt-A-Road program, which began in the summer of 2006, works by having participating groups/individuals "adopt" a specific section of road, pledging to keep it free from trash and debris.
Participants agree to adopt a section of road right-of-way, about two kilometres, and to clean the section a minimum of two times a year.
Currently, there are 17 groups participating in the Adopt-A-Road program.
The first major clean sweep of our community is done by Adopt-A-Road participants, Communities in Bloom and other volunteers in the early spring and during Pitch-In Week, April 23 to 30.
For more information or to register for the program contact the co-ordinator at 250-365-5979.