NEWS RELEASE · 13th April 2012
From riverbank 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 Garbathon will take place again this year on Sunday, April 22.
A new addition this year will be a battery and cell phone recycling station set up at both McDonalds and Ferry Island. This recycling station will accept all household batteries, alkaline and/ or rechargeable) as well as cell phones (with or without batteries).
“The Garbathon 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.
“The cooperation of citizens and business owners is most appreciated. Together we can have Terrace looking at its best for everyone to enjoy,” said Kerry Giesbrecht of the Greater Terrace Beautification Society.
“Our community has an important connection to the Skeena and the wild salmon that call it home,” said Rod Brown with SkeenaWild. “By cleaning up the riverbank, we’re making it a more desirable place for residents, tourists and fishermen to spend time.”
The Garbathon will be held Sunday, April 22. Residents who wish to volunteer should meet in the McDonalds parking lot between 12-4 pm.
Following the Garbathon, volunteers will be meeting at Ferry Island at 4pm for a free eco-friendly, (bring your own plate, cutlery and cups) salmon barbeque with selectively and sustainably harvested fish from the new River Wild fish processing plant in Terrace. Some members of the local band King Crow and the Ladies from Hell will be belting out some tunes and like last year, there will be some great prizes!
Sponsors of the Garbathon include Hawkair, Geier Waste Services, Waste Management, Terrace Totem Ford, Save On Foods, and McDonalds.