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Goldstream Park clean up looking for volunteers this weekend

Local resident organizing park clean up, free shuttle for volunteers

A local resident is looking for volunteers to help him clean up Goldstream Provincial Park this weekend.

Alenzo Winters moved to Greater Victoria from Ontario two years ago and said he wants to give back.

“Ever since I moved here I fell in love with B.C.,” Winters said.

RELATED: Greater Victoria beach clean up recovers 655 pounds of garbage

Winters applied for a grant from the province to clean up Goldstream Park and was awarded $500 which he put towards equipment, food and transportation for the clean-up on Saturday.

Winters said park rangers will join him to guide volunteers to areas they feel need the most attention. Volunteers will be provided with gloves and garbage pickers as well as a free lunch.

A school bus will also be headed to the park from the Home Depot parking lot at the University Heights Shopping Centre to give volunteers a lift. Those that need a ride should arrive at the parking lot before the bus leaves at 9:50 a.m.

The clean-up will begin around 10:20 a.m. and should end by 12:30 p.m.

Winters said he is expecting a good number of volunteers for the event already.

RELATED: Caddy Bay clean up in Saanich yields old crapper among other items

shalu.mehta@goldstreamgazette.com


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