Over 3,000 people, and counting, are helping make North Bay Clean, Green and Beautiful.

Since the litter-free campaign launched in early May, 250 teams of people have formed and helped pick up trash around the city.

Engagement Committee Member Hariett Madigan says they’re pleased with the overwhelming response.

She says big groups, companies and businesses are all getting involved and the results are visible.

“Yes, people are commenting, and a lot of people are going the next step and they’re planting trees or they’re beautifying their property in some way,” she says. “We haven’t asked for that, our focus has been to be litter-free, which is a foundational piece to beautification.”

Madigan points out they have a specific focus this month.

“We’re asking people to identify hot spots, places where there is an awful lot of litter. We will do our best to get there and clean up that mess,” she says.

People can report the hot spot to cleangreenbeautiful.com or they’re encouraged to pick up litter themselves, too.

Bags are available at various locations:
– North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority, 15 Janey Ave, 9 am to 4 pm
– Heritage Gardeners Office, 245 Oak St East, 9 am to 4 pm
– North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce, 205 Main St. East, 9 am to 4 pm
– The FARM, 154 Main West, 10 am to 5 pm
– Ferris Home Hardware, Nipissing Plaza, 10 to 6 pm

Madigan says it takes a whole community to be Clean, Green and Beautiful.

“There’s a sense of belonging that goes with that, we all have an investment in being a beautiful city,” she says.

You can find Clean, Green, Beautiful North Bay on Facebook too


Photo courtesy Mayor Al McDonald


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