Event Time8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Since 1989, the RMOW has organized an annual Pitch-In Day in the spring when the snow has cleared. Hundreds of volunteers, including community groups and local sports associations, gather to clear litter from Emerald to Function Junction. Roads staff will remove the yellow litter bags and sort recycling. Volunteers will focus on the subdivision roads since Highway 99’s ditches are cleared later in the spring by Miller Capilano Maintenance. Picking up litter along roadways is an important way to protect natural habitats from toxins because garbage left in ditches is easily blown or washed into creeks, forests, and other sensitive areas.
Interested in participating?
Organize a Pitch-In crew or join on your own. Free Pitch-In waste bags and gloves are available for pick up from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Public Works Yards located at 8020 Nesters Road, Whistler BC.
Volunteers are asked to place groups of collected waste along the road side where the RMOW Road’s crew can easily see and collect them. For more information, please contact:
Andrew Finnerty, Roads Lead hand
Pitch-In Volunteer Appreciation BBQ
Date: Saturday, May 4
Time: 12 to 2 p.m.
Location: Whistler Fire Hall #1 (4315 Blackcomb Way, Whistler)
Pitch-In Day participants are rewarded for their work with a BBQ hosted by the Whistler Fire Fighters Association. The food and drink will be donated by Nesters, IGA, and the Village Grocery Store, and the event is also sponsored by Pitch-In Canada.
About Pitch-In Canada
Established in 1967, Pitch-In Canada woks to educate Canadians on the impact of waste on our communities and how it effects our watersheds and wildlife. Each year during Pitch-In week, hardworking Canadian volunteers and consumers who care about making environmental change in their communities nation-wide, work together to clean communities and protect the environment for future generations.
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