Community clean-up dates set

Joe McWilliams
Lakeside Leader

A date has been set for the annual spring community clean-up in Slave Lake. It’s the week of May 17.

The event, as usual, is being organized by the Town of Slave Lake. Jamie Norberg, the town’s new program coordinator for the Multi Rec Centre, is the point person for the town, and who you should call to register your group (or even individual) clean-up effort.

There are some areas that are always in bad shape and highly visible, so they tend to get more attention than others. The whole Main St. corridor is a good example. The wind blows garbage from the commercial areas (including from badly managed garbage receptacles). It piles up against fences and the bush along the Sawridge Creek corridor. The open area west of the Cornerstone shopping area is particularly bad, as are the highway ditches.

Alberta Transportation has a separate highway clean-up program going. It is looking for groups to tackle portions of the highway margins this spring. Email [email protected] to find out more about it or to register.

Norberg says there will be a large bin or bins set up at the MRC for the duration of the week (right through the Victoria Day long weekend). That’s where participants should toss the bags of trash they collect. However, it can also be arranged for town staff to pick them up curbside, Norberg says.

Norberg says call the MRC main number (780-849-8028) to register.

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