Earth Week & Year Round Team Up to Clean Up

Team Up to Clean Up is a year-round town-wide community cleanup program that includes programs like Adopt-a-road and pitch in week. These programs provide all the tools you need to run a cleanup including gloves, recycling bags and garbage bags. 

Earth week with a recycling symbol and green light bulb

 Earth Week in Pelham

 

Community Tree Plant happening Friday April 29th, 2022 at Centennial Park (999 Church St, Fenwick) at 9am.

 

To participate in this family friendly event, bring a shovel (if you have one), gardening gloves and lots of energy; we will supply the rest - the trees, and forestry specialists. The event is held rain or shine, and appropriate outdoor clothing, sturdy shoes (steel toe if possible), a hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent are recommended.

When: Friday April 29, 2022 at 9:00am
Where: Centennial Park, 999 Church St, Fenwick)
Who: All are welcome, no pre-registration is required.

 


 

The Town of Pelham is teaming up to clean up during Earth Week with a variety of fun activities planned.

 

April 23, 2022

8:00am-1:00pm

Meridian Community Centre 

 

TREE Art Exhibit by Krista McMillan The exhibit will be installed at the Meridian Community Centre and residents are invited to attend the artist reception on April 2 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm, with guest speaker Adam Shoalts. The exhibit will be on display throughout the month of April. 


 

Community Clean Up Kick Off! Pitch-In Week is April 17-23 - let's finish up the week with a bang! Round up the family and come down to the MCC on April 23 to pick up supplies! Register your clean up here.

 


 

Rain Barrel and Composter sale/pick up. Pre-order a rain barrel for $40 or purchase a composter on site for $21. Rain barrels and composters to be picked up at MCC on April 23.

 


 

Join our Earth Week GooseChase 

April 18-25| On GooseChase APP

Join with game code D7JWP7

Join in and learn ways to be eco-friendly together through an online scavenger hunt. Download the free GooseChase app and complete scavenger hunt-style missions released daily through the event. All participants who complete a mission are entered for a chance to win!

Download the App with the links below:

Get it on Google PlayDownload on the App Store

 

Rain barrel sale with three graphics of rain barrels

 Rain Barrel Program in Pelham

Rain Barrels are available for pre-order for Town of Pelham residents, at the reduced rate of $40.00 per barrel. Orders will be available for pick up at the Earth Week Event at the Meridian Community Centre on April 23, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Limit 2 per household. 

 

A sample of the rain barrel is on display at the Meridian Community Centre.

 

Thank you for your interest in the rain barrel program. The 2022 rain barrels are now sold out.

  

For additional information, please call 905-732-7890. 

 Why use a Rain Barrel?
 
  • Rainwater saves money! By using rainwater in your yard and garden, you can save money on your municipal water bill.
  • Rainwater is better for plants! Plants prefer rainwater. Rainwater is warmer and softer than tap water, and it hasn’t been treated with chlorine.
  • Rainwater is a resource! Rain barrels provide a ready supply of water during the hot, dry days of summer, reducing the stress on our waterways and groundwater reserves.

 

Rainwater harvesting is the ancient practice of capturing and using rainwater, and it’s making a comeback! About half of all household water usage in the summer goes to outdoor uses such as watering lawns and gardens. It makes sense, and saves money, if you use rainwater from a rain barrel instead of tap water wherever possible.

 

The use of rain barrels, installed at the bottom of a downspout, is the most common form of rainwater harvesting. The rain barrel collects rainwater that flows off your roof, storing it for later use. Rain barrels come in a variety of sizes and colours, and can be easily incorporated into your existing landscape.

 

pitch in week

Pitch in Week

Save the Date

Pitch In Week is happening April 17-23, 2022!

Register your Pitch-In week Clean up here.

 

PITCH-IN Canada is dedicated to the preservation and sustainable growth of our natural ecosystems and communities. PITCH-IN Canada represents hard working Canadian volunteers and consumers who care about making environmental change in their communities nation-wide, for future generations.

Pitch in Week is a week long Town wide community cleanup program. This program provides all the tools you need to run a cleanup including gloves, masks, recycling bags and specially marked garbage bags. 

The program helps keep public places in your neighbourhood clean and safe for everyone. You can host a cleanup event on Town property during the Pitch-In Week including:

  • Parks
  • Trails
  • Streets
  • Parking lots
Register for Pitch In Week

Pick an area in your neighbourhood to clean up, and get started by:

 

  • Register your Pitch-In week clean up 
  • Supplies will be available for pick up on Saturday, April 23 at the Meridian Community Centre
  • Run your event and dispose of any waste as indicated on your registration form, or request pick up from the Town
  • Once your clean up is done submit a final clean up report:

submit report

 

How to participate in Pitch-In Week

Save the Date

Pitch In Week is happening April 17-23, 2022!

Register your Pitch-In week Clean up here.

 

Choose a location

Select an area where you've noticed a lot of litter. Here are some location ideas for your cleanup:

  • Neighbourhood streets
  • Vacant lots or parking lots (ensure you have the owners permission)
  • Parks, trails or play areas
  • We discourage cleanups near busy streets due to safety concerns. 

 

Before you begin:

  • Assess the area, look out for hazards and potential dangers
  • Be prepared, be safe, bring proper safety equipment and tools
  • Be sure to have enough supervisors in your group
  • Be prepared to sort items for garbage and recycling
  • Arrange disposal

 

During your clean up:

  • Supervise participants closely, do not let children go off alone
  • do not pick up dangerous items
  • watch for cars and be careful near roads
  • Don't carry heavy items alone
  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds

 

 

Green light bulbs beside the text Green Ideas at Home

Green Ideas

 

Go "Green" with your household bills.

The Town of Pelham offers residents the option to receive their bi-monthly water and sewer billing by eBilling. Residents will receive an emailed copy of their bill along with any inserts in a digital format.  

Sign up for eBilling

Water Conservation Ideas

Did you know that a faucet that drips one drop of water per second can waste nearly 34L of water a day?

You can stop dripping faucets by ensuring that they are turned off completely. If it is still dripping, a repair to stop the leak is recommended.

Have you checked your toilet for leaks?

Toilet leaks can account for 90 per cent of leaks in residential plumbing. To check for toilet leaks, remove the toilet tank cover and put in 5-10 drops of food colouring or a dye test tablet. Wait 15-30 minutes. If any colouring leaks into the toilet bowl then you have a leak that should be repaired.  

adopt a road program

 Adopt a Road Participant Resources & Information

The Town of Pelham Adopt-a-Road program is a public service program for volunteer organizations to pick up litter along certain 2 km stretches of Town roads, Parks, Trails or Gardens; agreements are for three years.

As volunteers of the Adopt-a-Road program, you appoint a liaison between your group and the Town, ensure safety guidelines and training are passed on to your group, and organize your group at least three times a year.

The Town provides safety vests, road work signs, trash bags, safety information, flags, traffic cones, and more to assist your group in your efforts.

Apply to adopt a road today

Information about Adopt-a-Road Program

Adoption Agreement

Training for Adopt-a-road Participants

Volunteer Training Sign Off Form

Parental Consent form

After your event, you must complete the follow up report. The report:

  • Confirms the cleanup was completed successfully.submit report
  • Highlights the important cleanup work done by volunteers.
  • Provides additional information to Council regarding the effectiveness of the program. 
Adopt a Road Participants
Adopt-a-road Participants
Fenwick United Church Glad Tiding Church Youth Group
Rotary Club of Fonthill Wellington Heights Public School
Church of Christ Hardscape Niagara
Pelham Community Church Stolk Construction
Holy Trinity Anglican Church Plumm Structural & Cladding Systems
St. Catharines Cycle Club Mayor's Youth Advisory Council
Wine Culture EL Crossley
St. Ann Catholic Elementary School

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