It’s not too late to help make Red Deer clean and green. While many volunteers and service groups have already dedicated their efforts to keeping Red Deer beautiful through the Green Deer program, there is still more work to do.
“We encourage all Red Deerians to get involved in Green Deer,” said Suzanne Jubb, Community and Program Facilitator. “The program continues through June 3 and people can volunteer as their schedules permit. So far, we’ve had a great response from the public, and registrants are enthusiastic about helping to keep Red Deer beautiful.”
The Green Deer program focuses on cleaning litter in all outdoor areas of the city, including parks, back alleys, schoolyards and businesses, where litter accumulates over the winter months. By helping to clean these spaces, the community protects our parks and the wildlife that live there. We will also help to create and maintain a safe environment for children, pets and people of all ages to enjoy.
Jubb also notes that the Green Deer program brings diverse groups of people together to better our city. “When individuals, families and organizations come together to clean up the community, it not only has amazing results, it is also incredibly rewarding,” she said.
Volunteers are encouraged to officially become part of the Green Deer program by registering at 403-309-8411 or in person the Recreation Centre, G.H. Dawe Community Centre, Collicutt Centre or Kerry Wood Nature Centre. You can also register at the Green Deer Registration BBQ event on May 1 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. in the Parkland Mall parking lot.
Don’t want to do it alone? Many community associations are organizing neighbourhood cleanup events throughout May. Look up your local community association on The City of Red Deer’s website to see when your neighbourhood event is happening.
Green Deer 2018 partners include Save-On Foods, Tim Hortons, Canadian Tire, Real Country 95.5, Zed 98.9 and Waste Management Canada.
For more information on the Green Deer campaign or to get your piles of garbage picked up, call 403-309-8409 or visit www.reddeer.ca/greendeer.
For more information, please contact:
Community and Program Facilitator
The City of Red Deer