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Neighbourhood cleanups help reduce waterway pollution

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Kirkfield Park MLA Constituency Report

Last month, the Kirkfield Scout Group spent the morning cleaning up a stretch of Sturgeon Creek, from Portage Avenue to the Assiniboine River while participating in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup for the eighth year in a row.


The scouts, aged five to 25, met at Woodhaven Park and spent the morning picking up plastic bags, discarded paper coffee cups, recyclable drink cans, and other garbage littering the shoreline.


Earlier this year, I also hosted the seventh annual Sturgeon Creek Cleanup. This annual cleanup of Sturgeon Creek helps reduce pollution in our waterways and is a great example of how our community works together. The event is just one way our government is working with our neighbours to protect our clean water.


Our government is committed to protecting our environment so that Manitoba families can enjoy our lakes, rivers and parks for a long time to come. We have undertaken a number of initiatives to protect our water, tackle climate change, preserve our forests and protect our children and pets from pesticides.


Projects like the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup or the Sturgeon Creek Cleanup are the result of years of hard work by dedicated member of our community. They serve as reminders of what volunteers can accomplish when we share ideas and work together.


If you have any ideas that will help build our community, I would love to hear them. You can reach me at 204-832-2318 or by email at Sharon.Blady@yourmanitoba.ca.

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