Spring has arrived and it is time once again for the Annual Spring Cleanup in Birch Glen. This year's date is Saturday, April 16, starting at 10:00 a.m. and going at least until noon. This coincides with the 20-Minute Makeover (April 15 at 2:00 p.m.) and a general Community Cleanup Day in Mississauga, also on April 16. Earth Day follows on April 23.
We are holding the Cleanup earlier than in previous years, mainly to get a jump start on picking up the litter uncovered when the snow melts.
This is a community effort and we would like to see the adults in the neighbourhood coming out to provide a good example for the younger generation. This is our neighbourhood and we do have a responsibility to keep it clean and litter-free.
The "command centre" is at the children's playground in Birch Glen Park, where you can pick up garbage bags, gloves and utensils (provided by the Parks Department/Clarkson Yard), set out on your litter route, then bring the full bags back for pickup by the City.
Make a point of coming out to help not only the Association Board, but the community as a whole.
Remember -- Together we are a community; separately we are just people who live in the same neighbourhood. Be part of the community. Get involved.