Help create a cleaner, greener Smiths Falls!
Volunteer to pickup up litter in a particular local site. Anyone can help: kids, families, neighbourhoods, schools, community groups and businesses. Choose a time that is convenient to you. Names of participants reporting back with their numbers will be entered in a draw for prizes.
This year is a special one for Pitch-In Canada, as they will be celebrating their 50th anniversary!
March 10 – previously participating schools and groups will have been contacted
March 26 – we aim to have notified all past participants
April 1 – free Pitch In garbage bags will be available at the REAL Deal Store
April 22 – May 7 – clean up whenever works for you
May 14 – let us know how you did by this day
Photos? If you have take any digital photos of you or your group cleaning up, and your human subjects don’t mind, please send them to us.
Where to clean up. Various groups and schools have already agreed to do certain locations. They have to coordinate people to be at a place on a certain day, so please try to avoid these locations and choose another spot – there is lots of garbage to go around!
Other groups have committed to: school properties, Victoria and Centennial Park, Lower Reach Park, parking lot near LCBO, United Church Bell St. property, the area by Heritage House/Curling Club/ball diamonds off Old Sly’s Road.
Need some ideas? Here is a list of potential Smiths Falls sites.
See some instructions and safety tips .
Let us know how you did! (use online form)
Some 2013 photos are on REAL’s Facebook page.
Pitch-in Smiths Falls is a community wide litter cleanup coordinated by REAL. Public and highly visible sites, such as parks, and road allowances, are identified by REAL and groups or individuals assigned to clean that site. Garbage bags, other supplies and safety instructions are provided. REAL records the number of participants and the number of bags of recyclable and other garbage collected for comparison from year to year.
REAL is working with the Town of Smiths Falls and others to find other measures that will reduce our litter problem.
2017 will be the sixteenth year for this community wide effort, although REAL has participated in spring cleanups and encouraged other residents to do so since 1989 through Pitch-in Canada, a national organization founded in British Columbia.
See Pitch-In Canada site.