In Your Neighbourhood

Thames River Rally was delighted to be invited to clean up an area along the river near where some great community-minded, nature lovin' people (not all the volunteers are shown here) live and regularly walk.   We cleaned up the area from Chealsea Green Park (Adelaide Street bridge) all the way to Watson Street Park (Wellington Street bridge).

We carted away about fifteen bags of garbage!  What a haul, and what a surprising number of plastic bottles.  Go figure.  One of our intrepid volunteers even found some inspiration in the form of a piece of torn cross steel plate for an art project!  Nice!

Sure it was drizzly and misty rain at times, but that didn't dampen our spirits nor enthusiasm.  But herein lies a a couple messages; If you know about area of the river that needs a cleanup, tell us about it (mail@thamesriverrally.ca) and the other thing?  Sunny or wet, there's garbage to get!

October's Cleanup

The leaves are changing colour and covering up the garbage!  Let's get it out of there before the snow falls on it too!

Our next clean-up will be on October 18th, 9:30 am to noon at Chelsea Green Park (1 Adelaide Street South).

We'll meet at the "Staging Area" (marked on the map ) which is the parking lot at Chelsea Green Park and will clean up green spaces from the Adelaide Street Bridge to the Wellington Street Bridge (the area marked in pink on the map).

We'll provide garbage bags and gloves (we also have a few garbage grabbers). Apart from weather appropriate clothing you'll need some sturdy boots or hiking shoes. We recommend you wear long pants and bring a bottle of drinking water.

See you at the river!