On Earth Day this year, the employees at the Richmond Cement Plant worked together to cleanup two local parks and the shoreline on the Fraser River in Richmond, B.C. They also helped create a patio garden at the local Hamilton community centre with 20 preschoolers.
The park cleanup was very successful, everyone worked together and was able to remove almost 2 truck loads of garbage from the parks! Some of the more interesting finds were tires, laminate flooring and paint cans.
The shoreline cleanup was organized with the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. Shoreline litter is a global environmental issue with long term impacts on ecosystems, wildlife and people. Helping to remove some litter makes the ecosystem healthier for everyone.
After cleanup, everyone headed over to the Hamilton Community Centre with Rocky where they spent the next few hours teaching preschoolers how to plants grow by creating an herb and flower garden. The kids were also able to plant their own flowers to take home and watch them grow.
For more information on shoreline cleanup please visit http://www.shorelinecleanup.ca