Written by guest blogger Eloise Collison. Eloise is a freelance writer, organic gardener, and fibre fanatic who lives and writes in Westboro.

Photo by Ian Collison

Cleaning the Capital: Apr 15 – May 15 — Clean Up Day: Sat Apr 25.

The annual Spring Cleaning the Capital Campaign is already underway. Thousands of volunteers from community groups, families, schools and clubs have registered their clean-up projects. They will be clearing the parks and ditches of the debris uncovered as the snow melted. If you haven’t registered you can still participate by cleaning up where you live or work, or in your favorite park.

Take care as you clean up. Dress appropriately, wear gloves, and look out for needles and condoms. Be extra careful if you are cleaning by the river, as the water levels are high at this time of the year.

Photo by Ben Collison
Ottawa River Spring Clean-Up Sun Apr 26, 2009, Ottawa, ON

The Ottawa Riverkeeper volunteers will be spring cleaning Westboro Beach with the help of Mountain Equipment Co-op. Meet at Westboro beach, at 9:00 am on April 26th, to clean-up the Ottawa River shoreline around Westboro Beach/Kitchissippi Beach.

The City of Ottawa is providing gloves, plastic bags, and trash disposal as this event is part of the spring clean-up of the Capital. This area can be muddy, please dress accordingly.

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