April is EARTH MONTH
APRIL IS EARTH MONTH!
See below for some ways you can get involved. Together we can reduce our ecological footprint and keep Chilliwack beautiful!
Check out the many ways you can get involved to celebrate Earth Month for 2018:
1. March 24: 11th Annual Fraser River Cleanup at Gill Bar , 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at the north end of Gill Road in Chilliwack. Organized by the Fraser Riverkeeper Society. Free BBQ lunch included.
2. April 13: Habitat Enhancement Project
Join the City to help enhance wildlife habitat by planting native trees and shrubs along a local salmon-bearing waterway. Location to be announced in April. Contact 604.793.2737 for more information.
3. April 21: Adopt-A-River Cleanup. Meet at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve (42530 Sinclair Road) between 8:30 am and 9:30 am. Cleanup continues until noon.
Join the City, FVRD, and the Chilliwack/Vedder River Cleanup Society to give back to the river that gives our community so much. Cleaning the banks of the Chilliwack/Vedder river helps to maintain its ecological integrity as well as the visual landscape.
4. April 21: Earth Day at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve (42530 Sinclair Road) - 12 noon – 4:00 pm.
This family friendly event will include crafts, a touch table, and a variety of free nature programs, including heron walks, pond dipping, and a hunt for beaver clues.
5. April 23: Free Compost Giveaway - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Parr Rd. Green Depot - check out the products created from green waste! Limit of 1, 30 kg bag per adult. Sponsored by BioCentral.
6. Spring Cleanup Programs (Residential Pick Ups and Community Litter Cleanups ).
A) Residential Pick Ups: Groups pick up bulky items* by donation. Items need to be placed at the street side or curb for pick up. PLEASE discuss your donation with the non-profit group prior to loading to avoid miscommunications. Suggested donations range from $30 to $40 per pickup truck load. Be sure to register with the group assigned to your area by April 13th, 2018.
*Restrictions apply for the pickup of building materials due to the potential for some materials to contain asbestos. To ensure the safety and compliance with the landfill requirements and provincial regulations, these groups will NOT accept any building materials in the loads they pick up. Click here for more information.
B) Community Litter Cleanups all month long. Non-profit/community groups collect litter along roads, parks, dykes and streams. Help keep the volunteers safe by slowing down and passing them with care.
7. All Month: Free Scrap Metal Disposal!
Take your scrap metal to Bailey Landfill for recycling during regular business hours for the month of April .**Restrictions apply for the disposal of pre-1990 hot water tanks and furnaces as they may contain asbestos insulation. More information can be found at www.chilliwack.com/landfill.
The City of Chilliwack also offers other year-round ways to get involved and help the environment:
Register for the Annual Residential Large Item Pick Up - Non-profit organizations will pick up unwanted large items / spring cleaning debris for disposal in exchange for a donation.