Thursday, 5 September 2013

Help Us Clean Up The Humber River!

Hello Junk Lovers!

Please join us for our third Humber River Clean up event on September 11 2013. From 8:30AM-1:30PM we'll be pulling out garbage from the river; in previous years we've found rusted shopping carts, garbage cans, bottles, cans and even a provincial history plaque which marks a trading post founded by Jean Baptiste Roussaeux (1758-1812)!

This event was created by President Rick Crawford, who lives in the Bloor West village and is also an avid kayaker. He decided to take action when seeing all the rubbish and junk while paddling through the area.

"Pollution is not just impacting the delicate Humber River ecosystem, but is literally burying our history,” said Crawford. “As a local kayaker I can’t believe the things that have ended up in the Humber River and around the shoreline. It’s a beautiful part of the city, but it really needed someone to step in and clean it up.

We have the Complete Paddler  assisting us with water-based recovery of junk from the river, and we would love to have more individuals, small businesses or corporations to assist us as well! Volunteers are both needed and welcome and will meet in the parking lot, just south of Petro Canada gas station just North of the Queensway and off of South Kingsway at 8:30AM!

Hope to see you there!