Bring work gloves, wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather — the annual Rattray Marsh Spring Cleanup is taking place Saturday.
“This public cleanup brings the community together to help care for Rattray Marsh,” said Credit Valley Conservation deputy CAO and director of watershed transformation Mike Puddister.
The space, well-loved by neighbours and the community, is their most highly visited conservation area, said Puddister.
The event is held in partnership with the Rattray Marsh Protection Association (RMPA).
The cleanup draws between 180 to 500 volunteers, who will be removing waste from winter weather conditions and visitors.
In 2015, volunteers removed 2.75 metric tonnes of garbage from Rattray Marsh, equivalent to 6,062 pounds — that’s between eight to 10 pickup truck loads of waste, or enough to fill a 20-yard dumpster.
The event, running from 9 a.m. until noon, is open to everyone, who can meet at any entrance.
Environment Canada is predicting a mix of sun and cloud with a high of 1 C.