Clean Up Coordinators Needed in Various Oakville Neighbourhoods

The 26th annual Earth Week Clean Up of Nature Sites in Oakville

on Saturday, April 22, 2017 (Earth Day) from 9 am to 11 am is organized by the:

occpehr logoOakville Community Centre for
Peace, Ecology and Human Rights (OCCPEHR)
P.O. Box 52007, Oakville, ON L6J 7N5
(905) 849-5501,



“The 26th annual Earth Week Clean Up of nature sites is fast approaching. On Saturday, April 22 from 9 am to 11 am, hundreds of students and citizens will be pitching in at more than forty locations throughout Oakville,” stated Stephen Dankowich, event coordinator and executive director of the Oakville Community Centre for Peace, Ecology and Human Rights.

“We are very pleased with the response so far to the 2017 campaign. Several specific neighbourhoods remain however in need of new coordinators and it is not too late to get involved,” he said.

These specific neighbourhoods include any new development around Dundas Street. With growth extending north of Dundas Street, countryside clean ups could also be organized in the Trafalgar and Burnhamthorpe area.

Petro Canada Park and the Twelve Mile Creek under the QEW bridge at Bronte Road in southwest Oakville require attention.

Trails around the Glen Abbey and River Oaks Recreation Centres need coordinatorship.

Other notable locations include Nottinghill Gate Park, Riverbank Way, the Glenashton Drive and Trafalgar Road area, Sheridan College, Winston Woods in the north east, Deer Run Park in the south east and Iroquois Shoreline Woods at Upper Middle Road and Grand Boulevard.


“We will help you to set up a new location in your neighbourhood. It is easy and very personally rewarding for you and your family to become event coordinators. The Clean Up is a family activity that will be remembered, cherished and talked about for years to come. By participating, parents are also educating their children about the importance of the natural environment in a very practical way,” noted Mr. Dankowich.

“Recruit a few friends, display a few posters, talk to some of your neighbours and you will have a successful clean up in your neighbourhood. We believe that Oakville people want to do more for the environment and here is an easy opportunity for you to make a big difference for the environment and our community,” he suggested.

“Individual citizens, families, schools, student eco clubs, resident associations, not for profit groups and business organizations can set up a new clean up location,” he added.

“Please confirm your participation as coordinator by March 28 to be included on a map of locations on display at all municipal facilities including libraries and recreation centres in April,” he confirmed.


For more information, please contact the Oakville Community Centre for Peace, Ecology and Human Rights at (905) 849-5501, e-mail at

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