Gateway Gazette

Diamond Valley Project Green Day: Saturday, May 23, 2015

 

The Towns of Black Diamond and Turner Valley are asking volunteers to come out and help clean up their communities at Project Green Day on Saturday, May 23rd from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Both communities will be spruced up for the summer, thanks to this annual event.

Various areas of both towns will be cleaned up, along with garbage pick-up along the highway between Turner Valley and Black Diamond, and the Friendship Trail. The Black Diamond Parks and Recreation Committee and the Town of Turner Valley are leading this project. This is a community effort to improve the appearance of the towns, while also helping to preserve the environment. It is an opportunity to work together, instills local pride, and encourages volunteer participation. Volunteers are asked to bring their own work gloves.

In 2014, approximately 40 volunteers from all age groups participated, including a great show of support from everyone in both communities and our local Foothills Lions Club. Over 100 volunteer hours were logged for the day.

Project Green Day is a great event that allows community members from Black Diamond, Turner Valley and the M.D. of Foothills to be active in helping to keep our environment clean. Together, we are making a difference – thank you to all those who helped in the past. We hope as many volunteers and more, will join us this year.

Volunteers from both communities are asked to register at the Scott Seaman Sports Rink in Black Diamond starting at 9:00 AM. Work assignments will be designated at that time. Morning coffee and muffins will be served prior to and during the registration process. A volunteer appreciation BBQ lunch will be hosted by the Lions at the Sports Rink at noon, after all the work is done.

Eco-friendly door prizes and displays will also be part of the morning’s activities. Thank you to our wonderful sponsors: the Town of Turner Valley, the Town of Black Diamond, Volker Stevin, ATCO Gas, Diamond Valley Disposals and the Foothills Lions Club.

Everyone is invited to attend.

For more information contact Christine Bates, Project Coordinator, at Christinebates79@gmail.com or 403- 933-7016 OR Hazel Martin, Community Event Coordinator with the Town of Turner Valley, at hazelm@turnervalley.ca or 403-933-4944.

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