3.75 Million Pounds of Litter Removed From Canadian Streets

Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Toronto, Ontario - Apr 18, 2016 - The 49th annual PITCH-IN Week campaign launches with 625,000 volunteers organizing 15,000 clean-up events across Canada. PITCH-IN Week expects to collect 3.75 million pounds of litter throughout 6,000 community locations. To date PITCH-IN volunteers have removed 125,000 tonnes of litter from Canadian communities equating to the weight of 125 Eiffel Towers.

You may have already noticed the signature yellow bags in your community!

“Port of Newcastle is a waterfront community located on Lake Ontario in Clarington, Ontario and next to one of the most beautiful nature areas, Samuel Wilmot Nature Area,” Leo Blindenbach, PITCH-IN Week Coordinator.

The Port of Newcastle PITCH-IN Week campaign launched April 9th with an impressive community clean up where 2,733 pounds of litter was collected from their neighbourhoods, ravines, shorelines and trails.

“For PITCH-IN CANADA to have this opportunity to support all provinces, and territories, from the Pacific to Atlantic Ocean reaching as far as Inuvik in the Beaufort Sea, makes PITCH-IN Week a true Canadian tradition” says Misha Cook, PITCH-IN CANADA, Executive Director.

PITCH-IN Week is made possible by the support of our 2016 Title Sponsor, TIM HORTONS®, local municipal patrons and private donations.

“PITCH-IN has inspired Canadians to take responsibility for cleaning up their communities,” Tricha Short, PITCH-IN CANADA, Director.  “I started as a PITCH-IN coordinator in my community, and am now a Director of this great cause ensuring those Canadians wanting to make a difference can, to make Canada litter free.”

For more information about PITCH-IN Week and PITCH-IN CANADA, a not-for-profit charity and volunteer led society please visit www.pitchin.ca.

For information about local groups participating in your area contact:

Misha Cook

Executive Director

PITCH-IN CANADA

Phone: 604-536-4726

Email: misha@pitch-in.ca

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