Celebrate Earth Week in Kawartha Lakes

By Lindsay Advocate

Be pollinator friendly: Free event in October

Taking care of the environment, being responsible with resources, reducing our footprint and keeping our lakes and rivers clean are shared values across Kawartha Lakes. Thanks to a coordinated effort by community partners and volunteers, there are many ways to celebrate Earth Week in Kawartha Lakes.

Earth Week runs April 21-27 and Earth Day is Monday April 22.

20 Minute Community Clean-Ups

Get together with your neighbours, community group, sports team or family to do a Clean-Up anytime during Earth Week (April 21 to 27). The municipality will provide clear garbage bags and gloves to participants. Groups or individuals planning a 20-Minute Community Clean Up can register online here or in person at any Municipal Service Centre. The municipality will consult with each group to determine the best method of garbage disposal. Contact Lee Anna Thornbury, Manager of Customer Service, 705-324-9411 extension 1201.

Plan a pollinator friendly spring garden

Kawartha Lakes is proud to be designated as an official Bee City. You can take part by planning a pollinator friendly garden, or by adding pollinator friendly plants to your existing garden. Visit our Bee City here for more information.

Bee City Seed-Ball Making Workshops
Learn about this simple way of planting native seeds for pollinators.

April 26, Bobcaygeon Library, 11 am-1 pm
April 27, Little Britain Library, 10 am-12 pm
April 27, Lindsay Library, 2 pm-4 pm

Prepare for Kawartha Lakes Environment Round Up Days

Collect unwanted recyclable materials around the house so you can take them to one of the City’s upcoming Environment Round-Up Days. All events are free of charge and will take place between 8 am and 12 pm. Drop off recyclable materials such as household hazardous waste, electronics and bulky hard plastics such as patio furniture or laundry hampers.

Saturday May 25 at Rolling Hills Public School, 694 Hwy 7A/ Hwy 7
Saturday June 8 at Coboconk Roads Depot, 2863 CKL Road #48
Saturday June 22 at Fenelon Falls Community Centre, 27 Veterans Ways
Saturday July 6 at Bobcaygeon Public School, 30 Balaclava Street

Call 705-324-9411, e-mail  or visit our Recycling page.

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