Wildsight is inviting the residents of Golden to celebrate Earth Day by helping clean up the community at their Shoreline and Community Clean-up event.
“It’s our own shores that we’re going to be cleaning for our own community’s interest,” said Sanne van der Ros, organizer of the event.
Wildsight has hosted the clean up for many years, but is excited to have a new partnership for the event this year. The Scouts, Lions Club and Leos will be joining them on April 22.
As usual, participants will meet at Reflection Lake to clean up the shoreline by picking up litter.
But since more people are expected this year due to the partnerships, some groups may be sent to the Kicking Horse River to clean up the dyke or the confluence area.
“People like doing something on Earth Day, and this is a great opportunity to benefit our community,” said van der Ros. “It’s the perfect time of year also, with the snow melting we can now see some litter that may have gotten away from people during the winter, and buried by snow.”
There will be bags available for the litter, as well as a hand washing station, but participants are asked to bring their own gloves.
The event will also include a potluck dinner. Bring something to share, your own dishes, cup and utensils, and a chair. Beverages will be provided.
The clean-up goes from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday April 22 (Earth Day), with the potluck at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome, just come down to Reflection Lake at 5 p.m.
“We’re really excited, and we’re hoping that with the new partnerships this will be an even bigger community effort,” said van der Ros.