NEWS RELEASE · 11th April 2013
From riverbanks to city streets; Terrace will be looking better than ever this coming season. With partners from SkeenaWild Conservation Trust and the City of Terrace, the Greater Terrace Beautification Society’s annual Earth Day Community and Riverside Garb-a-thon will take place again this year on Sunday, April 21.
This community event has been building momentum since 1986. The last three years has brought upwards of 250 people together to help make the community better, brighter and more beautiful.
“This year, we hope to have the biggest showing yet! The participation of citizens and business owners is essential to have Terrace and area showcased at its best for residents and visitors alike to enjoy,” said Kerry Giesbrecht of the Greater Terrace Beautification Society.
“The Garb-a-thon shows the power of volunteers, local businesses and organizations coming together to improve our community,” said Tara Irwin, sustainability coordinator with the City of Terrace.
“Our community has a vital connection to the Skeena and the wild salmon that call it home,” said Rod Brown with SkeenaWild. “By cleaning up the riverbank, we’re improving habitat and making it a more desirable place for residents, tourists and fishermen to spend time.”
The Garbathon will be held Sunday, April 21. Residents who wish to volunteer should meet in the McDonalds parking lot between 12-4 pm.
Following the Garbathon, volunteers are invited to meet at Ferry Island at 4pm for a free eco-friendly salmon barbeque with sustainably harvested fish provided by the River Wild fish processing plant in Terrace. Local band, Late Night On Air will be belting out some tunes and like last year, there will be some great prizes, including a free Hawkair ticket to Vancouver!
Sponsors of the Garbathon include Hawkair, Geier Waste Services, Waste Management, Terrace Totem Ford, RiverWild Salmon Inc., Save-On-Foods, McDonalds and Whitman & Smith Insurance.
Comment by maggiejo johnson on 16th April 2013
Here's a suggestion. Perhaps all the peeps who are en route to the dump who lost a majority of their trash on the way there, could rtn back to pick it all up!
Seriously! How can people NOT NOTICE a mattress flying outta the back of their truck when they didn't tie it down?! Let alone the Christmas trees and all the other crap they let be littered en route to the dump littering up residential streets.
If anyone is a witness to this...kindly take note of the license plate to report to the RCMP as it's illegal to not tie items down properly and is illegal to litter - with some hefty fines included in that charge. In the very least, they can at least be 'warned' knowing that people are watching.