33rd annual Earth Day Clean Up set for Saturday, April 20

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


Put the date on your calendar!

Everyone in the community can pitch-in at the 33rd annual Earth Day Clean Up of Oakville Nature Sites on Saturday, April 20. The event begins at 9AM at dozens of locations throughout the town.

Every spring since 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated on or around April 22nd.

Millions of concerned citizens around the world get involved in a wide variety of environmental activities on Earth Day that contribute to supporting life on this beautiful blue planet.

Our organization’s annual Earth Day event has succeeded thanks to the longstanding participation of Site Coordinators, Event Sponsors and the tens of thousands of volunteers who have pitched-in over the years since the event began in 1992.

We are contributing to the biodiversity of Oakville’s natural environment.

Last spring’s event was our most successful Clean Up ever. The high level of involvement illustrates the passion Oakville residents have for the town’s greenspaces including its parks, trails, ravines, woodlots, creeks and lakefront.

There was a record 72 locations cleaned up last year and a record amount of garbage was removed from Oakville’s environmentally important nature sites in 2023.

More than 1,000 volunteers picked up more than 8 metric tonnes of garbage and metal that was trucked away by Halton Region Waste Management on that Saturday. The weight of all items totalled 18,400 pounds. Congratulations, Oakville!

We are counting on your continued support for the 2024 Earth Day Clean Up when hundreds of dedicated volunteers will again be pitching-in at more than sixty-five Oakville nature sites.


Our diverse base of financial supporters, site coordinators and volunteers encourage everyone in the community to appreciate that protection of the natural environment is everybody’s concern.

We would like to extend a special thanks to our Sponsors for keeping this community-wide event going for 33 years with their generous donations.

It would be wonderful and GREATLY appreciated if you were to become a new individual donor in 2024. Perhaps the company you work for or the school or faith group you attend might consider joining in this spring. We do count entirely on the support of the community for the development and promotion of new environmental initiatives. Thank you very much.

The support we have received from local businesses, resident associations, the faith community, educators, politicians, local government and other not-for-profit organizations now and over the past three plus decades has been remarkable and greatly appreciated.

We look forward to hearing from new volunteers and contacting past participants to confirm everyone’s involvement in this campaign for a “Clean, Green, Litter-free Oakville in 2024”.

Stephen Dankowich, co-Founder and Executive Director,
Oakville Community Centre for Peace, Ecology and Human Rights (OCCPEHR)

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