Whistler lends a helping hand for 25th annual Pitch-In Day 

Last year, 150 volunteers collected 1.5 tonnes of litter throughout Whistler

click to enlarge PHOTO BY CLARE OGILVIE - LITTER GET RITTER Foz Forster, centre, with sons Tasman, far right, and Saxon, in the stroller, along with friends Drew, far left, and Nikki Palm, taking part in Pitch-In Day on Saturday, May 3 in Function Junction.
  • Photo by Clare Ogilvie
  • LITTER GET RITTER Foz Forster, centre, with sons Tasman, far right, and Saxon, in the stroller, along with friends Drew, far left, and Nikki Palm, taking part in Pitch-In Day on Saturday, May 3 in Function Junction.

Whistler took to the streets Saturday, May 3 for the resort's 25th annual Pitch-In Day, with dozens of volunteers from local community organizations lending a hand to clean up roadside ditches from Emerald to Function Junction.

This year, volunteers from the Girl Guides, Boy Scouts, Whistler Youth Soccer Club, the Rotary Club, Whistler Skating Club, Whistler Taekwondo, Whistler Gymnastics Club, Pemberton Young Life, the Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment, the RMOW Village Hosts, Whistler Waldorf School and Spring Creek Elementary all took part, focusing on subdivision roads and raising awareness of littering in the resort. Municipal roads staff removed trash bags and sorted recyclables.

Last year, 150 volunteers collected 1.5 metric tonnes of litter on Pitch-In Day.

Pitch-In participants were also treated to a barbecue hosted by the Whistler Fire Fighters Association, with food and drinks donated by Whistler's grocery stores. The event was sponsored by Pitch-In Canada, an organization dedicated to preserving natural ecosystems in communities across the country.

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