In Markham, we take Earth Month very seriously. The city, along with some local businesses and residents, has planned some amazing events that will celebrate our earth, as well as try to clean it up and sustain it. Check out these great Earth Month events happening in April:
On April 22nd from 10 am until 4 pm, you can join other Markham residents to celebrate Earth Month at the Cineplex Building in downtown Markham (169 Enterprise Blvd). The event is completely free and there were be ideas for sustainability plus the Pride of Canada Carousel, which you can ride for free. This is in partnership with The Regional Municipality of York, Remington Builds, Parks Canada, Enbridge and Alectra.
Be among the volunteers planting trees and wildflowers in the Rouge Valley on April 23rd. Be there at 9 am to help restore the site on the south west corner of McCowan Road and Hwy 7. This site has been named Canada 150 Explorium Park, honouring Canada’s 150th birthday. If you can’t plant, there are a number of other volunteering opportunities. 10,000 Trees for the Rouge is a volunteer group that organizes these one-day tree plantings during Earth Week and have already restored over 180 acres of fragile watershed land in the Rouge Valley.
Of course, as a resident of Markham, you want to do your part keeping it beautiful. Not only does it make for a great place to live, it ensures your property values continue to go up. You can do this all-year long, but for Earth Month, the City of Markham is providing free clean-up kits for residents so they can clean up their neighbourhoods, schools and parks. They encourage residents to organize a clean-up event and then pick up their kit, which includes:
· Glad clear garbage bags for garbage
· Glad blue tinted bags for recycling
· Latex-free gloves
These can be picked up every Thursday starting April 6th at 8100 Warden Avenue at the front entrance from 8:30 am to 4 pm. After the clean up, you’ll put the garbage out on your regular collection day and bagged recyclables will be accepted curbside for this program. If your clean up is part of the Adopt-a-Park program, you can arrange a garbage pickup through the Parks department.
Of course, while April is Earth Month, you can do your part helping keep our country and community beautiful.