Picking Trash and Planting Seeds

Thanks to all the great work done by the campers, pastors and camp leaders of the Church of the Nazarene's Mega God children's summer camp.  A great effort was made by all and we had excellent success.  

It can be stinky, dirty work, but it is often rewarding. We hope some metaphorical seeds were planted while we picked up trash; seeds about not littering, cleaning up the environment while providing an example of stewardship and volunteer-ism

But you want to see the trash. Here it is, in all it's glory!

Yup, that's a flat screen tv allright! A mattress, foam mat (perhaps with red mould on it! How exciting!). Also a surprising amount of building materials/renovation waste; drywall, asphalt shingles and more than ten bags of garbage.

Also, thanks to the City of London solid waste administration and workers for picking up the heap! We couldn't do it without them moving this mess to where it really belongs.

August 15th Cleanup With Help

What a cleanup we had this month!  Look at that crowd!  And who is that in the green shirt - yes, it's our very own London Mayor Matt Brown!  Thanks to everyone for coming out.  

We got lots of trash from around the river and Ivey Park, but I think (and hope) we were able to encourage people to see that they can made a difference in their community and that there is work that needs doing.  

So what'd we find?  Yes, garbage of course, but old tires, metal stuff, construction barriers, but that's nothing compared to a big bag of soiled diapers beside the bike path and a couple boxes of encyclopedias.  Let's treat garbage like what it is, and put it where it belongs.

It was great to hear Mayor Brown express an idea that we at TRR have said a number of times; We need to cherish and care for this wonderful resource we have in our very own city - the Thames River.  Thanks to the volunteers for their hard work!  We're making it happen.

Saturday August 15th, 2015 cleanup, Ivey Park

What are you doing this Saturday?!

Our next clean-up will be on Saturday August 15th, 9:30 am to noon at Ivey Park. We are generally a go rain or shine; however, in the event of thunderstorms or heavy rain, we'll send out an email postponing the event to Sunday August 16th.

We'll meet at the "Staging Area" (the green circle on the map) which is the East end of Becher Street by the foot bridge. Free, 2 hour parking is available on Becher Street opposite HMCS Prevost. We'll clean up the area indicated in pink on the map below.

Families are welcome, however parents must be responsible for their children at all times.

See you at the river!