The Ucluelet Rotary Club believes the Earth deserves more than a day of recognition so they are celebrating Earth Week again this year with a community clean-up challenge. (Pixabay image)

The Ucluelet Rotary Club believes the Earth deserves more than a day of recognition so they are celebrating Earth Week again this year with a community clean-up challenge. (Pixabay image)

Ucluelet Rotary Club launches Earth Week challenge

Folks can use a dumpster at Westcoast Connect in Ukee and at the top of Industrial Way in Tofino

The Rotary Club of Ucluelet is challenging residents to get out and clean up their block, neighbourhood, schools, churches and parks for Earth Week.

The challenge starts ‪on Monday, April 18‬ and will run through ‪till Sunday, April 24.‬ Families interested in participating can score clean up packages at Westcoast Connect in Ucluelet and Tuff city radio in Tofino.

Packages include one picker upper grabber tool, Covid safety plan, two garbage bags, two sets of large and two sets of small disposable gloves and dog poo bags.

“No one likes stepping in or seeing all the winter dog poo,” says Ucluelet Rotarian Jeff Anderson.

The Ucluelet Rotary Club will have prizes for the participants who post clean up photos on the Rotary Club of Ucluelet Facebook page. Ucluelet Rent It Center and Ozzard Environmental will provide a dumpster at Westcoast Connect in Ucluelet and a dumpster at the top of Industrial Way in Tofino across from the bottle depot for the garbage participants pick up and then dispose of it for us. The dumpster will be open ‪from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.‬ for the duration of the challenge. ‪



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