Come out to Mariners Memorial Park to lend a hand cleaning up the city!
"A long-time member of Prince Rupert Civic Pride is concerned at how much participation in community clean-ups has dwindled. Charlotte Rowse says a cleanup a few weeks ago had one the lowest turnouts. She’s hoping more people turnout for a clean-up scheduled for tomorrow night.
“We should have a hundred or so out now last year we had one, there was 50 or sixty people came out and that was good I hear other places, a hundred to two-hundred people turn out in these small towns and they have one big cleanup and so it was rather discouraging and of course of that 20 I think 8 were children.” Says Rowse, Coordinator of Civic Pride.
“I would love to take them all to that area [downtown behind Fisherman’s Hall] and see if we couldn’t start a big cleanup. There’s old cars, there’s junk, there’s a terrible mess and that just shouldn’t be downtown.” She adds.
A clean up is scheduled for tomorrow evening between 7 and 9 pm starting out at Mariner’s Memorial Park where participants will receive bags and gloves. Rowse is hoping a weeknight cleanup will result in a better turnout than a Sunday cleanup."